Sat, 21 Mar | The Anvil

Spring Serenade

An exciting and romantic tradition of 'stand-alone' concert overtures featuring the beautiful Hebrides Overture, Elgar's Cello Concerto, and Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D major.
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Spring Serenade

Time & Location

21 Mar 2020, 19:45
The Anvil, Churchill Way E, Basingstoke RG21 7QR, UK

About the Event

In the Romantic tradition of 'stand-alone' concert overtures, Mendelssohn's ever-popular and evocative Hebrides Overture, inspired by the sights and sounds of a trip to the Scottish island of Staffa, could be described as an early example of a tone poem.

Composed in the aftermath of World War 1, the Cello Concerto was Elgar's last notable work.  With its distinctive, stern, sensitive, dramatic opening chords and deeply moving melody, the concerto is instantly recognisable and is considered to be one of the greatest works in the repertoire.  In comparison to his rather austere, brooding First Symphony, Brahms's Second Symphony is quite a contrast.  Full of spring-like optimism, the symphony overflows with warmth and lush, joyful, memorable melodies.