Queens Theatre

North Devon Sinfonia

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Mar 2019

Tickets £15

The Inaugural North Devon Sinfonia Music Festival is an exciting new venture to bring Classical Music to new audiences and to inspire the next generation of young players

Specially selected professional musicians will work with Schools and Music Teachers from January to prepare for the Youth Music Day on Friday 15th March.
World-renowned Conductor Maxime Tortelier will conduct the Youth Orchestra on Friday 15th, and then conducts N DS in 2 days of exciting music, with Open Rehearsals, and evening Concerts on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th. Join us for 3 days of unique Classical Music excitement!

Youth Music Day. Bringing together young players of all abilities in a day of fun music. From 9am.
North Devon Youth Orchestra, for players Grade 3 and over.
North Devon Training Ensemble, for young people just starting out.
Open rehearsals, leading to a Concert at 4pm to hear the results of 3 month’s work!
Concert tickets: Adults: 5.00, under 18’s free.

Young people wishing to take part in the day must attend as part of a School Trip, accompanied by a teacher, or by contacting robertbakerviolin@talktalk.net

Saturday 16th March, 7.30pm 

A concert performed by musicians who have visited many schools in North Devon during January, February, and March showing that playing musical instruments is fun! A concert for all music lovers, and for parents to bring their children and experience a live concert. All under18’s free 

Festive Flutes – Joss Campbell, Sarah Murphy, Sandi Skipper & Elizabeth Walker

Narrator – Mel Orriss

Nonsense! – Mel Orriss/Edward Lear (flute quartet and narrator)

  1. There was an Old Man in a tree…

  2. There was a Young Lady whose chin…

  3. There was an Old Person of Skye…

  4. There was a Young Lady whose Bonnet…

  5. There was an Old Man of Cape Horn…

  6. There was an Old Man of the Dee…

Little Suite of Mythological Beings – Anže Rozman (flute quartet)

  1. Little Elvish Dance

  2. Dance of the Drunken Goblin

  3. Dance of the Little Dragon

Façade – William Walton/Edith Sitwell, arr. M. Orriss (flute quartet and narrator)

  1. Polka

  2. Popular Song

  3. Scotch Rhapsody

  4. Jodelling Song

  5. Tarantella

Ma Mère l’Oye – Maurice Ravel, arr. M.Orriss (flute quartet)

  1. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (Pavane of Sleeping Beauty in the Wood)

  2. Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)

  3. Laideronnette, Impèratrice des pagodes (Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas)

The House That Jack Built – Mel Orriss (flute quartet and narrator) 

The Fidelio Trio – Darragh Morgan, violin; Adi Tal, Cello; Mary Dullea, Piano 

‘The only love affair I have ever had was with music’ Maurice Ravel


Ravel  Piano Trio 1st movement Modéré

Chausson  Piano Trio in G Minor Op 3 2nd movement Vite

Faure  Piano Trio In D Minor Op 120 3rd movement Allegro Vivo

Satie  La Piège de Méduse



Beethoven Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano

The Fidelio Trio with North Devon Sinfonia, conducted by Maxime Tortelier 

Sunday March 17th at 7.30pm 

Verdi Overture to The Force of Destiny

Mahler Symphony No. 5


North Devon Sinfonia, conducted by Maxime Tortelie

Box Office Tel 01271 316523