Saturday April 5th 2014, 7:30 pm
40th Anniversary Concert
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
I. Allegro moderato - Moderato assai
II. Canzonetta (Andante)
III. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
Ravel: La Valse
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
The Old Castle
In the Tuileries Gardens
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks.
Two Polish Jews, Rich and Poor (a.k.a. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle)
The Market Place at Limoges.
The Catacombs (Sepulchrum Romanum).
Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua (With the Dead in a Dead Language)
The Hut on Fowls' Legs
The Great Gate of Kiev
|Stalls - Front
|Stalls - Centre
A spectacular programme to celebrate our 40 years which takes in the classical poise of Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and the Russian fire and emotion of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto. La Valse is Ravel’s portrait of the Viennese Waltz pushed to insane extremes; like his Bolero it is a virtuoso showpiece for orchestra. As is Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky’s piano masterpiece in Ravel’s famous and much-loved orchestration.