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Yorkshire Philharmonic Orchestra | A Summer Solstice Showcase

Part of the Summer Solstice Festival

Add to my Calendar 21-06-2015 19:00 21-06-2015 21:00 36 Yorkshire Philharmonic Orchestra | A Summer Solstice Showcase 60 years after Yorkshire lost its professional symphony orchestra, the new Yorkshire Philharmonic presents a Summer Solstice Showcase of great classical music to re-launch Yorkshire’s Orchestra. Founded to rediscover the rich orchestral heritage of Yorkshire and inspire some of the best talent the region has to offer, the YPO strives to perform accessible concerts of the utmost quality for all to enjoy. With a core of professional freelance musicians the YPO hopes to restore Yorkshire’s orchestra and is committed to providing education and opportunity, from internships to annual concerto competitions and call for scores.With 85 years between Beethoven's 6th and Dvorak's 9th, the programme presents a chance to hear the musical progression of the symphonic form. Whilst they are similar in many respects they also differ wildly and use repetition to achieve very different effects. It’s hard to believe that Beethoven composed the Pastorale symphony alongside his monumental fifth symphony, he was simultaneously pushing different musical horizons to their limits and beyond. In the Pastorale symphony we are given a glimpse of the other, calmer more reflective side of Beethoven.  Dvorak’s 9th symphony, the only symphony to travel to the moon and back, has earned its place as a canonic musical work. Influenced by Native American music and African American spirituals the Symphony (like Beethoven’s 6th) transcends many cultural boundaries to create a work full of variation and life. The programme begins with Glinka’s fast and furious Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla, inspired by the juxtaposition of hustling servants and elegant stately dances at a grand wedding Glinka attended in Russia. It is a celebratory, virtuosic overture to put the new philharmonic through its paces and open the season.*Conductor: Alexander Conway** Concert to finish in time for last train to London. Grand Opera House, York DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York
YO1 9SW
England


Programme

Mikhail GlinkaRuslan and Lyudmila: Overture
Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony no.6 in F major 'Pastoral', Op.68
Antonín DvořákSymphony no.9 in E minor 'From the New World', Op.95

Performers

Yorkshire Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme Note

60 years after Yorkshire lost its professional symphony orchestra, the new Yorkshire Philharmonic presents a Summer Solstice Showcase of great classical music to re-launch Yorkshire’s Orchestra.

Founded to rediscover the rich orchestral heritage of Yorkshire and inspire some of the best talent the region has to offer, the YPO strives to perform accessible concerts of the utmost quality for all to enjoy. With a core of professional freelance musicians the YPO hopes to restore Yorkshire’s orchestra and is committed to providing education and opportunity, from internships to annual concerto competitions and call for scores.

With 85 years between Beethoven's 6th and Dvorak's 9th, the programme presents a chance to hear the musical progression of the symphonic form. Whilst they are similar in many respects they also differ wildly and use repetition to achieve very different effects. It’s hard to believe that Beethoven composed the Pastorale symphony alongside his monumental fifth symphony, he was simultaneously pushing different musical horizons to their limits and beyond. In the Pastorale symphony we are given a glimpse of the other, calmer more reflective side of Beethoven.  Dvorak’s 9th symphony, the only symphony to travel to the moon and back, has earned its place as a canonic musical work. Influenced by Native American music and African American spirituals the Symphony (like Beethoven’s 6th) transcends many cultural boundaries to create a work full of variation and life. The programme begins with Glinka’s fast and furious Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla, inspired by the juxtaposition of hustling servants and elegant stately dances at a grand wedding Glinka attended in Russia. It is a celebratory, virtuosic overture to put the new philharmonic through its paces and open the season.

*Conductor: Alexander Conway
** Concert to finish in time for last train to London.

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