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BBC Concert Orchestra – A Fiddler's Tale

Musicians stood with their instruments in a grand hall.
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We’re delighted to welcome an ensemble from the world-famous BBC Concert Orchestra to University Hall, for this special performance of Wynton Marsalis’ A Fiddler’s Tale. Conducted by Martyn Brabbins and featuring guest narrator Clarke Peters (The Wire, Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods), Marsalis’ masterpiece is a retelling of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (L'Histoire du soldat).

  • From: Friday 19 April 2024, 7.30 pm
  • To: Friday 19 April 2024, 9 pm
  • Location: University Hall, NTU City Campus, 48 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
  • Cost: £5 – £18
  • Booking deadline: Friday 19 April 2024, 9.00 pm
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Event details

We’re delighted to welcome an ensemble from the world-famous BBC Concert Orchestra to University Hall, for this special performance of Wynton Marsalis’ A Fiddler’s Tale.

The concert will be conducted by Martyn Brabbins and narrated by Clarke Peters (The Wire, Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods). Featuring violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone and percussion, Marsalis’ masterpiece is a retelling of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (L'Histoire du soldat).

A Fiddler's Tale

Igor Stravinsky's iconic work L’Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt. Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale retains the outline of Stravinsky's scenario, but updates the action to the present for a parable involving the devil, corruption and the concept of shame.

Clarke Peters Biography

Award-winning actor Clarke Peters can next be seen in True Love for Channel 4 in which he plays the role of Ken Holding opposite Lindsay Duncan. He also recently finished filming the tv mini-series Eric, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.

Recent credits include; I Wanna Dance with Somebody, The Man Who Fell to Earth (Showtime/CBS), The Irregulars (Netflix), Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods (for which he was nominated for 2021 BAFTA and NAACP Image awards), His Dark Materials (HBO), AMC series La Fortuna, and Foundation (Apple+).  His film credits include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Harriet, Mona Lisa, and John Wick.

He is well-known for playing Lester Freamon on HBO TV series The Wire, as well as Albert Lambreaux on Treme.

Aside from his acting credits, Clarke is also an accomplished director and musical book writer, most notably for Five Guys Named Moe.

Performance information

Doors: 7 pm
Performance: 7.30 pm
Running time: approximately 90 minutes without an interval
Age guidance: 7+, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Seating: Allocated

This event is part of a double bill, with The Soldier’s Tale being performed at the University of Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts on Saturday 20 April.

Visit our University Hall concerts webpage to view the full series and venue information.

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Location details

Address:

University Hall
NTU City Campus
48 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FQ

Parking:

Situated on the University’s City Campus, University Hall is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

Visitors travelling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

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