RNCM Chamber Orchestra with Henning Kraggerud at Royal Northern College of Music

RNCM Chamber Orchestra with Henning Kraggerud
Royal Northern College of Music
15th March 2024

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RNCM Original Voices Festival celebrates new perspectives on music that has filled the concert hall, in some cases, for centuries.

From staging to presentation and new arrangements, RNCM is exploring how to maximise performance in the 21st century as they challenge traditions and spark new experiences.

Part of their Future is Green initiative, this year the festival is specially focussed on thinking about how RNCM can re-examine familiar music through the lens of the climate emergency and natural world.

Forget convention – RNCM International Chair in Violin Henning Kraggerud joins the Chamber Orchestra to propel audiences into an exciting concert hall experience.

How can our modern voices be heard through Mozart? Where is there room for improvisation in Mendelssohn? Why not ask the audience what they want to hear?

Working side-by-side in the lead-up to this event, Henning and RNCM students will challenge narratives and performance practice to create something intriguing and extraordinary in this one-of-a-kind performance. Henning will also explore flexible scoring, showcasing the possibilities for live music to be enjoyed in a more environmentally friendly way.

Programme to include:
Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Op 21
Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op 61: Scherzo; Wedding March
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No 29 in A major K 201 (excerpts); Symphony No 40 in G minor K 550 (excerpts)

Henning Kraggerud violin, director
RNCM Chamber Orchestra

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