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Friday 12 January 2024, 7.30pm

A New Year's Celebration

A New Year's Celebration

Presented by Saffron Hall

Thibaut Garcia plays the guitar in luxurious darkened hallway

In the concert hall, nothing says New Year like Strauss’ waltz The Blue Danube and it provides a rousing conclusion to tonight’s programme, along with music from his hit operetta Die Fledermaus.

The swirling dances and operatic high jinks of 19th century Vienna contrast with music from Spain. Rodrigo’s guitar concerto is amongst the most popular of all classical works, with its famous slow movement used by film directors, jazz musicians and brass band alike. If the waltz is Vienna’s dance, the fandango, habanera, and seguidilla belong to southern Spain, inspiring arias from Bizet’s Carmen, de Falla’s ballet music, and Albéniz’ sound picture of Andalusia – music bathed in Iberian sunshine to lift the spirits in midwinter. Presented from the stage by Katie Derham, this is a New Year’s treat from the BBC Concert Orchestra and soloists.

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Performance information

Running time

2 hours 10 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

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Programme and performers

Programme

  • Programme to include
  • De Falla The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No.1 11 mins
  • Isaac Albeniz, orch Fernandez-Arbos El Puerto (The Harbour) from Iberia 5 mins
  • Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez 24 mins
  • interval
  • Chaminade arr. Gauwin Suite No.1: March, Intermezzo, Scherzo 12 mins
  • Bizet "Habanera" "Seguidilla" "Gypsy Song" from Carmen 9 mins
  • Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte 6 mins
  • J Strauss II Die Fledermaus - Chacon a son gout 3 mins
  • J Strauss II The Blue Danube 11 mins

Performers

  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Gabriella Teychenné conductor
  • Thibaut Garcia guitar
  • Felicity Buckland mezzo soprano
  • Katie Derham presenter

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Information for your visit

Friday 12 January 2024, 7.30pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6.30pm - 7.30pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6.30pm - 7.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6.30pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

7pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7.30pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9.40pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9.40pm – 10.40pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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