By KLTV Newsdesk –
Opera North’s Orchestra is set to bring the Kirklees Concert Season to a close in Huddersfield Town Hall on April 6 with a thrilling programme featuring two international debuts.
The orchestra will be joined by Canadian conductor Jordan de Souza and the Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, who will perform as a soloist in Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto.
The concert will open with Richard Strauss’ early-career triumph Don Juan, followed by two world premieres of Minute Masterpieces commissioned by Opera North from early-career composers.
The concert will end with Brahms’ First Symphony, which will draw the season to a close.
‘Always a Joy’
Although Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto has been a part of Tine Thing Helseth’s repertoire since she was 18, the Norwegian trumpeter considers the piece to be “always a joy – and always a challenge in many ways, technically and musically.”
She adds that the second movement is one of the most beautiful in the trumpet repertoire, and the third is “a complete laugh from Hummel’s side, with many technical ups and downs, and a lot of fun going on.”
Tine has been looking forward to performing the concerto again and says, “I haven’t been to Huddersfield before, and it’s always exciting to get to know a new orchestra, also in this case, conductor and, of course, new audiences. I’m very much looking forward to making my Opera North debut!”
Also making his debut with Opera North’s Orchestra is conductor Jordan de Souza, who completed a four-year term as First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin in 2020.
He says about his upcoming debut, “I am thrilled to make my debut with the Orchestra of Opera North, and I cannot wait to share our exciting programme with our audience in Huddersfield.”
The concert promises to be an unforgettable experience, with Strauss’ Don Juan demanding exceptional virtuosity and lyricism from the orchestra. At the same time, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 is a monumental work that seamlessly bridges tradition and innovation.
How to watch
Tickets for the concert start at £13, and special discounts are available for anyone aged 16 or under, under 30s and full-time students.
For more details and booking, visit kirklees.gov.uk or operanorth.co.uk.
Opera North and Kirklees Council will also unveil the Kirklees Concert Season 2023-24 at two free launch events, with music and refreshments.
The events will occur at Dewsbury Town Hall on May 3 and Huddersfield Town Hall on May 4, showcasing the Lunchtime Chamber Concert programme, orchestral and organ concerts.
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