Grieg and Villa-Lobos
Cocktail Hour

Grieg and Villa-Lobos
Cocktail Hour

It’s a melting pot of musical influences in this one-hour concert of intimate chamber music.

This concert makes an unexpected match: Heitor Villa-Lobos from tropical Brazil and Edvard Grieg from Norway, the land of glaciers and fjords. But they find common ground in inspiration taken from the past. Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas brasileiras No.1 for eight cellos was composed under the influence of Bach, the baroque master’s presence mixed with the exotic colours and rhythms of Brazil. And an arrangement of Grieg’s suite of dances “in olden style” pays tribute to Ludvig Holberg, the Molière of the North. Then all ten members of the SSO cello section come together for Mendelssohn's whirlwind fairy scherzo and one of the great Piazzolla tangos. 

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To hear the musicians of the SSO up close
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