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


Sheffield City Hall
Barker's Pool
South Yorkshire
S1 2JA


Ludwig van BeethovenEgmont, Op.84: Overture
Richard StraussDuett-Concertino, TrV 293
Manuel de FallaThe Three Cornered Hat: Selections
~ Interval ~
Igor StravinskyPetrushka, 1947


Jaume Santonja Espinós – Conductor
Oliver Janes – clarinet
Nikolaj Henriques – bassoon

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

Richard Strauss’s graphic Duet Concertino for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra was the composer’s final instrumental work. Its first movement is dominated by the solo clarinet representing a dancing princess, the second by a bassoon signifying a cavorting bear. Finally the princess dances with the bear and it becomes a prince.

This concert also includes two seminal ballet scores adapted or specially written for the great choreographer Sergei Diaghilev. Falla’s vibrant The Three Cornered Hat is full of colour and the influence of Spanish dance. Stravinsky’s pulsating Petrushka comes with carousels, concertinas, dancers and popular songs. It ends with the eerie appearance of the puppet Petrushka’s ghost.

The talented Jaume Santonja Espinós also conducts Beethoven’s dramatic and stirring Egmont Overture.

Pre-concert talk with BBC Broadcaster Trisha Cooper starts at 6pm.

Jaume Santonja Espinós, credit Kevinde Borger

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