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Rutland Sinfonia - Anniversary Celebration!

Rutland Sinfonia - Anniversary Celebration!

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Saturday, 11th March 2017, 19:30Book Now
Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, 11th March 2017

19:30 - 21:30

Oakham School Chapel, Oakham

Paul Hilliam - Conductor

Barry Collett - Conductor*

Eduardo Vassallo - Cello

Diego Vassallo - Violin

Peter Davis - Organ

Programme

Weber- Euryanthe Overture*
Brahms - Double Concerto for violin and cello
Holst - A Fugal Overture
Elgar - Sursum Corda*
Elgar - Air de Ballet* (First performance since 1882)
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture*

For the Sinfonia's 40th Anniversary Concert in March, Eduardo Vassallo (our Musical Patron) is joined by his son Diego for a special performance of the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello by Brahms.

We are delighted that Barry Collett, the Rutland Sinfonia's founding conductor will also be taking part in the concert, conducting music by the composer most associated with the Sinfonia, Sir Edward Elgar. The programme features one of Elgar's early works, 'Air de Ballet', previously listed as 'lost' and which has not been performed since 1882! 'Sursum Corda' was written for a special service to welcome the future George V to Worcester Cathedral and is scored for strings, brass and organ.

The concert begins with Weber's Overture to his opera 'Euryanthe' which was first performed in 1823, includes Holst's brilliant 'A Fugal Overture' and ends with 'Cockaigne', Elgar's ebullient depiction of Edwardian London.

Rutland Sinfonia - Vienna Gold

Rutland Sinfonia - Vienna Gold

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Saturday, 13th May 2017, 19:30Book Now
Vienna Gold

Saturday,13th May 2017

19:30 - 21:30

St. Peter's Church, Oundle

Paul Hilliam - Conductor

Freya Goldmark - Violin

Programme

Lehár -Gold and Silver Waltz
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Mahler - Symphony No. 1 'Titan'

Local soloist and rising star, Freya Goldmark, makes her Rutland Sinfonia debut in May with Mendelssohn's ever popularViolin Concerto, premiered in 1845 and considered one of the first Romantic era concertos.

The concert begins by taking us to the Viennese ball to hear Lehár's glittering 'Gold and Silver' waltz and concludes with a performance of the first of Mahler's massive symphonies, originally called 'Titan'. This is a work of great contrasts from the ethereal beginning evoking nature, to the funeral dirge of Frère Jacques on a solo double bass, the lively Scherzo and the heroic finale with the horn section standing with their bells up for extra dramatic effect!