A meno di un anno dal suo debutto in concerto torna in scena l'ensemble cameristico Lavolta, costituitosi nel Devon (Regno Unito) sotto la guida artistica della violinista Emma Weldon allo scopo di diffondere la conoscenza di autori e opere del Novecento anche al di fuori dei circuiti teatrali e musicali delle maggiori città. Ne fanno parte tra gli altri le cantanti Sarah Owen e Kate Westbrook. Due gli appuntamenti più imminenti: questa sera al Quartz Festival di Taunton (Somerset) e venerdì prossimo a Corsham (Wiltshire).
Lavolta, a chamber ensemble featuring vocalists Sarah Owen and Kate Westbrook together with an 11-piece band, presents a concert of outlandish and extraordinary pieces of 20th century music. Italian composer Luciano Berio's Folk Songs pays tribute to the artistry of legendary American singer, Cathy Berberian. The songs, from the United States, Armenia, France, Sicily, Sardinia, etc., were chosen from old records, printed anthologies, or collected from folk musicians and friends. William Walton’s irresistible Façade 2, also dedicated to Berberian, sets Edith Sitwell’s jaunty poetry within colourful music. Judith Weir is Master of the Queen’s Music, and her Really? is a set of three entertaining stories by J.P. Hebel and The Brothers Grimm for small ensemble and voice. The concert includes more irrepressible music by another Italian composer, Franco Donatoni, the evocative cabaret of Kurt Weill and, from closer to home, Vaughan Williams' settings of poetry by Houseman, Along the Field.