54 - Final Gala Concert, Royal Northern Sinfonia

54 - Final Gala Concert, Royal Northern Sinfonia

31 July 2016 6:30 pm

Hovingham Hall, Hovingham, York, North Yorkshire YO62 4LX, UK

54 - Final Gala Concert, Royal Northern Sinfonia

Final Gala Concert
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Bradley Creswick (director/violin)
Sir James MacMillan (conductor)*

Beethoven – Coriolan Overture
Haydn – Symphony no. 101 in D major (‘The Clock’)
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves
James MacMillan – From Ayrshire*
Haydn – Symphony no. 104 in D major (‘The London’)

The spirit of Shakespeare’s play Coriolanus was the inspiration for a stormy, heroic overture by Beethoven, just as a famous English folk-tune featured in The Merry Wives of Windsor inspired a celebrated fantasia by Vaughan Williams and the Scottish song Ca’ the Yowes lies behind an atmospheric evocation of his native Ayrshire by James MacMillan. Two works composed by Haydn during his final stay in London – a time he considered the happiest of his life – complete a programme celebrating different aspects of the British Isles. The Clock Symphony is named after the ticking idea that opens its second movement and is animated by the composer’s usual inventive brilliance, while his joyous final symphony famously seems to make use of the London street song ‘Hot Cross Buns.’

Pre-concert and interval drinks


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Prices

Main Section

Full - £32.00    Gold - £25.60    Silver - £28.80    Under 25s - £16.00

Rear Section

Full - £28.00    Gold - £22.40    Silver - £25.20    Under 25s - £14.00

 

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