Lavolta is a new ensemble of South West-based professional musicians, brought together especially to perform some of the most innovative but lesser-known works from the 20th century repertoire. Lavolta’s debut performance in Exeter in November 2015, featured Folk Songs the song cycle by Italian composer Luciano Berio, originally written for the legendary American singer Cathy Berberian; and Façade 2 by William Walton, also inspired by Berberian, with texts by Edith Sitwell. Future programmes will also include works by Stravinsky, Judith Weir, and Brecht/Weill.
Sarah Owen voice Kate Westbrook voice
Sally Jenkins harp Susie Hodder-Williams flute/piccolo
Emma Welton violin Andrew Gillet viola Jane Pirie cello
Chris Caldwell saxophones Victoria Loram clarinet
Brian Moore trumpet
Michelle Hiley percussion Andy Smith-Turner percussion
“Brilliant, tight, disciplined playing and dazzling vocals...” See Diary for concert dates