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Winchmore String Orchestra Concert in aid of Shelter

Add to my Calendar 25-03-2017 19:30 25-03-2017 21:30 36 Winchmore String Orchestra Concert in aid of Shelter AT HOME ANYWHERE When you hear the word “saxophone”, what first comes to mind?  Probably the big bands of the 1920s, or the jazz greats, like Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins.  But the instrument – or family of instruments --goes back to the century and it first made its mark in military bands.  It also figured from an early stage in concert music, and one of the best-known concertos for it – in its alto version -- is by the Russian composer Alexander GLAZUNOV, who wrote it while living in Paris in 1934.  It is one of the works on the programme of our next concert, with the young prize-winning and multi-talented  soloist Harry Fausing Smith. Besides playing several instruments, Harry, like the saxophone, is at home in both classical and popular genres. He is also keenly interested in contemporary and experimental music and, in his spare time, composes. The main item in the concert is Souvenir de Florence by TCHAIKOVSKY.  If there had been a Trade Descriptions Act in Tchaikovsky’s time he might have fallen foul of it with this work, because most of it is made up of themes that are either drawn from Russian folk music or sound as if they are.  But it is a memory of Florence insofar as he began serious work on it while visiting the city, and one prominent theme certainly has a strong Italian flavour. Though originally written for a string sextet, it is on a symphonic scale and full of the colour and zest for which Tchaikovsky is so admired.   The concert also features what is perhaps the best-loved of MOZART’s numerous well-loved compositions, the Eine Kleine Nacht Musik. This “little serenade” was written only a few years before his death, while he was working on his opera Don Giovanni, but was not published until many years later Winchmore Hill Methodist Church, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Winchmore Hill Methodist Church
Green Lanes
London
N13 4EP
England


Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSerenade no.13 for strings in G major 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik', K.525
Aleksandr GlazunovSaxophone Concerto, Op.109
~ Interval ~
Pyotr TchaikovskySouvenir de Florence, Op.70

Performers

Harry Fausing Smith – alto saxophone

Winchmore String Orchestra

Programme Note

AT HOME ANYWHERE

When you hear the word “saxophone”, what first comes to mind?  Probably the big bands of the 1920s, or the jazz greats, like Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins.  But the instrument – or family of instruments --goes back to the century and it first made its mark in military bands.

 It also figured from an early stage in concert music, and one of the best-known concertos for it – in its alto version -- is by the Russian composer Alexander GLAZUNOV, who wrote it while living in Paris in 1934.  It is one of the works on the programme of our next concert, with the young prize-winning and multi-talented  soloist Harry Fausing Smith. Besides playing several instruments, Harry, like the saxophone, is at home in both classical and popular genres. He is also keenly interested in contemporary and experimental music and, in his spare time, composes.

The main item in the concert is Souvenir de Florence by TCHAIKOVSKY.  If there had been a Trade Descriptions Act in Tchaikovsky’s time he might have fallen foul of it with this work, because most of it is made up of themes that are either drawn from Russian folk music or sound as if they are.  But it is a memory of Florence insofar as he began serious work on it while visiting the city, and one prominent theme certainly has a strong Italian flavour. Though originally written for a string sextet, it is on a symphonic scale and full of the colour and zest for which Tchaikovsky is so admired.  

The concert also features what is perhaps the best-loved of MOZART’s numerous well-loved compositions, the Eine Kleine Nacht Musik. This “little serenade” was written only a few years before his death, while he was working on his opera Don Giovanni, but was not published until many years later

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