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


Trinity Church Centre
15 Nether Street
North Finchley

N12 7NN


Antonín DvořákThe Water Goblin, Op.107
Pyotr TchaikovskySymphony no.6 'Pathétique', Op.74
Richard StraussHorn Concerto no.1, Op.11


Alexander Edmundson – French horn
Robert Hodge – Conductor

Finchley Symphony Orchestra

Programme Note

Our concert opens with a rare opportunity to hear Dvořák’s symphonic poem ‘The Water Goblin’, based on the tragic story of a girl abducted by a malevolent goblin to be his bride.

Strauss wrote his first horn concerto when he was only 18.  A showpiece in the romantic tradition, Strauss originally hoped his father who played professionally would give the premiere, but he found it too hard – not least the many high notes - and that honour went to another.  Tackling it with us is Alexander Edmundson, co-principal horn with the LSO and a former brass finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition.

The ‘Pathétique’, perhaps Tchaikovsky’s best-loved symphony, needs no introduction.

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