|Description:||Premiere performance by the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, Dinuk Wijeratne, Music Director. Featuring Nelly Chen, Jaewon Choi, Marc Blouin and Chris Eagles. April 28, 2013 Saint Andrews United Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In a Concerto Grosso (a form developed in the baroque era) a group of soloists, called the concertino, alternates material with the larger ensemble, the ripieno. The soloists in this work are flute, clarinet, violin and mallet percussion (marimba and vibraphone). This combination of woodwinds, strings and percussion is essentially a paired down version of the entire orchestra (minus brass). In this work the solo concertino acts as one unit. It is rare to hear the individual soloists for an extended period. A kaleidoscope of colours, sustained chords, and melody notes, are continuously re-orchestrated amongst the four soloists.There are three movements.
Movement III. Vivace, concludes the concerto in a traditional upbeat fashion featuring jaunty rhythmic patterns. Material is more obviously passed between the soloists and the ensemble. The harmonic language features open fifths and split thirds (major/minor) combinations.
|Credits:||Derek Charke. Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, Dinuk Wijeratne, Music Director|
|Related People:||Derek Charke |
|Created Date||28 Apr 2013|