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


Hope Church (Hoylake Chapel)
Station Road

CH47 4AA


Pyotr TchaikovskyFrancesca da Rimini, Op.32
Bohuslav MartinůSymphony no.3, H.299
George ButterworthThe Banks of Green Willow
Maurice RavelScheherazade


Barbara Ruzsics – mezzo soprano

Wirral Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

Two works both complement and contrast each other in tonight’s concert: Butterworth’s idyll contains both pastoral beauty and dark undercurrents, and although it pre-dates the 1914-18 Great War, is often linked to that conflict. Czech composer Martinů wrote his Third Symphony in 1944, and the symphony sees a transition toward a joyful mood as the dark years of World War II turn at the Normandy Landings.
The stories of Schéhérazade are perhaps best known through Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral suite; Ravel gives a very different, but equally beautiful treatment, here sung by soprano Barbara Ruzsics, returning after her acclaimed performance of Haydn’s Creation with WSO in 2016.


Tickets: £13 standard, £11 concessions and £6 student/U16
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