Variations on an African Air – Coleridge-Taylor
*Three Dances from The Bartered Bride – Smetana
Horn Concertino in E minor – Weber
Soloist: Ben Goldscheider (pictured)
Symphony No. 8 in G major – Dvořák
Conductors: Jonathan Butcher and Stefano Boccacci*
Arrive early to enjoy …
6.30pm–7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the main hall
Make a song and dance about great classics!
In this concert HSO invite you to enjoy the song and dance music of Africa and Eastern Europe!
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London to an English mother and African father and he lived and worked in Croydon until his death aged just 37 in 1912. His work is not so much played nowadays but he was incredibly famous in his lifetime, mainly for his work The Song of Hiawatha. His Symphonic Variations are based on an African song I’m Troubled in Mind.
Smetana and Dvořák were both great champions of Czech folk music. HSO will play three dances from Smetana’s comic opera The Bartered Bride which are full of life and joy! They will round off the evening with Dvořák’s most popular and most joyful Symphony, number 8.
Our outstanding guest for the evening will be the young French Horn player, Ben Goldscheider, who will play the Concertino in E minor by Weber. We are most fortunate that Ben is able to travel to be with us as he is currently studying at the world-renowned Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin!