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Sat, 24 Jun


The Anvil, Basingstoke


Our 93rd season showcases Bernstein’s operetta Candide with its lively, effervescent Overture. Tchaikovsky’s glorious Violin Concerto and Malcolm Arnold’s film score, Little Suite No.2 follow and require no introduction. The concert ends with Elgar’s magnificent Enigma Variations including Nimrod.


Time & Location

24 Jun 2023, 19:30

The Anvil, Basingstoke, The Anvil, Churchill Way E, Basingstoke, RG21 7QR

About the Event

Although Bernstein’s operetta Candide was never a great success, its lively, effervescent Overture has become very popular with concert audiences. Described as ‘a shower of musical sparks’ it does indeed provide a sparkling opening to any concert. Tchaikovsky’s glorious Violin Concerto requires no introduction and is one of the most famous and well-known in the repertoire. Little Suite No.2 was composed by Malcolm Arnold, when he was at the peak of his time writing film scores. The third movement is a dance notable for its jazzy rhythms featuring the percussion section, especially a prominent part for bongos! The concert and our 93rd season closes with Elgar’smagnificent Enigma Variations – a brilliant characterization in music of his friends, including the famous Nimrod which has become an essential part of Remembrance Day.

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