The Keld ensemble, named after a tiny hamlet in Swaledale North Yorkshire, was co-founded by Jonathan Acton, currently artistic director, and Kate Waterworth in 2010. The ensemble draws its musicians from London and all over the country. The principal conductor is Boris Peck, a graduate of the University of Leeds. Boris has worked with a number of orchestras in the UK including the Southampton Symphony Orchestra, the Southend Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the City and the London Charity Orchestra. His overseas engagements include work with the Bratislava String Orchestra, the Bohuslav Martinu Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Russia.
Trumpet soloist Alex Cromwell joins the Keld for this evening’s concert. Alex has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and is the winner of the Jon Burden Bass Prize and also received a Countess of Munster award. He has also taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Their programme for this evening is Anglo-Czech, featuring works by Britten, Elgar, Dvorak and Neruda.
Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony Opus 4
Johann Baptist Neruda Concerto in E flat for Trumpet and Strings
Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor Opus 20
Antonin Dvorak Serenade for Strings in E major Opus 22
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Tickets are £15