Homeward Bound - Carmichael
- Date: Saturday, 6 May 2017, 7:15pm
- Venue: Methodist Central Hall (Scarborough, UK) — Queen St, Scarborough, United Kingdom
- Tickets: Adult: £11 | Concession: £9.50 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online
Niall McEwen trumpet
BRITTEN - Gloriana The Courtly Dances
JOHN CARMICHAEL - Trumpet Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - A London Symphony
Benjamin Britten composed the opera Gloriana in 1953, ‘dedicated by gracious permission to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in honour of whose coronation it was composed.’ The Courtly Dances are a single-movement suite of seven dances taken from Act III.
Niall McEwen joins us in the exciting concerto by the Australianborn, UK-based composer, John Carmichael. Written in 1972, the work showcases many elements associated with the instrument: royalty, military display and processions, while sustaining a strong lyrical melodic line and demanding virtuosity from the player.
We close with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ epic view of Edwardian London; his Symphony No.2, nicknamed A London Symphony. Premièred in 1914, the symphony underwent many revisions by Vaughan Williams and has now become a firm favourite of concert goers and musicians.
*Pre Concert talk starts at 6:45pm*
Sponsored by Lady Ayckbourn
Featured non-Australian music: Britten, Vaughan Williams
Featured Australian Works
||Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (trumpet with full orchestra) (1972) by John Carmichael|
— performed by Neil McEwen and Scarborough Symphony Orchestra
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