Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Heaton Moor United Church
Stanley Road


Johannes BrahmsVariations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56
Felix MendelssohnRitorna età dell'oro (For soprano, solo violin, and orchestra)
Felix MendelssohnSymphony no.5 in D minor 'Reformation', Op.107
Modest MussorgskyA Night on the Bare Mountain
Charles GounodFaust Ballet Suite


Marco Bellasi – Conductor
Alexandra Lowe – Soprano

Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme Note

Conductor: Marco Bellasi, leader: John Resek

Gorton Philharmonic present our Spring concert, where we will be playing the rarely performed Mendelssohn Ritorna età dell'oro: with soprano Alexandra Lowe, and solo violin John Resek. This piece was originally written for Maria Malibran who has a tragic connection with Manchester. In July 1836 she fell from a horse, and rather than seek medical advice continued performing. In September the same year she performed in a festival in Manchester, collapsed after an encore and insisted on playing in the church the next morning where she died.

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