Skipton Camerata: Once Upon a Time Psycho, Death in Venice, folk tales, waltzes and blues
Bernard Herrman Psycho Suite
Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane
Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Mariam Adam clarinet
Linton Stephens bassoon
Sarah Paterson harp
Skipton Building Society Camerata
Ben Crick conductor
Mariam Adam and Linton Stephens are the soloists in this concert of music relating to stories, cinema and dance.
They begin with two cinematic greats: the suite that Bernard Hermann made from his iconic soundtrack for the Hitchcock thriller Psycho, and the heart-rending slow movement of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony adopted by Luchino Visconti for his film Death in Venice.
Ex-principal bassoonist Linton Stephens returns with fellow Chineke! Orchestra clarinettist Mariam Adam as the soloists in the Duet-Concertino by Richard Strauss, a piece based loosely around the story of Beauty and the Beast.
Dance dominates the second half of the concert. Harpist Sarah Paterson takes the solo role in Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane before the Camerata strings take centre stage in Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra, a tour de force that juxtaposes Elizabethan dance rhythms with jazz and blues.