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organ
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 19:45
Venue: 
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: 
Stephen Scotchmer
Leader: 
Sue Bint
Soloist/s: 
Sandra Ball - Flute
Graham Bint - Organ
Program: 

Humperdinck    Hansel and Gretel Overture
Reinecke           Ballade for Flute and Orchestra
Dvorak               Slovonic Dances (Selection)
Saint-Saens       Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)

Our spring concert brims over with popular Romantic classics.  Humperdinck's delightful Hansel & Gretel Overture from his fairy-tale opera is based on a number of folk-inspired themes including the charming Abendsegen or Evening Hymn.  Although not so well-known today, Reinecke was a very influential musical figure in his day.  Sandra Ball, one of the orchestra's flautists, plays his beautiful Ballade which is full of late-Romantic harmony, skilful counterpoint and ever-pleasant melodies.  Inspired by Brahms's Hungarian Dances, Dvorak's Slavonic Dances were originally written for piano duet but were soon orchestrated at the request of his publisher and have become very popular and often-played staples of the orchestral repertoire.  Hampshire-based organist Graham Bint joins the orchestra to perform Saint-Saens's Organ Symphony, one of the 19th century's most significant and technically sophisticated orchestral works, containing a remarkable concatenation of tunes, colours and kaleidoscopic thematic invention that have made it so popular since its premiere in 1886.

Upcoming Concerts

Spring Classics Concert Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 19:45

Humperdinck    Hansel and Gretel Overture
Reinecke           Ballade for Flute and Orchestra
Dvorak               Slovonic Dances (Selection)
Saint-Saens       Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)

Rory McAllister Hosts 'Cinema in Symphony' Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 19:30

Williams       Star Wars, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Shore           The Lord of the Rings
Morricone    Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission)
Barry            Out of Africa
Beethoven   The King's Speech (from Symphony No..7)