CONCERT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Accent on Youth Summer Concert
Don’t miss our Accent on Youth Summer Concert on Saturday 16th May at 7:30 pm in the more intimate setting of All Saints Church, Ecclesall, in the leafy west Sheffield suburbs with its wonderful acoustics .
This varied programme of music includes Salieri’s lovely but rarely heard double concerto for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra. To perform this, we are joined by Jessica Carr (Flute) and Charlotte Addinall (Oboe) — two young, local musicians of great promise.
In addition to this delight, the orchestra will be performing three other lovely pieces: First up is Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio — the only opera he composed.
This is followed by Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll — a truly beautiful chamber piece that he composed as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. It was first performed on Christmas morning, 25 December 1870 on the stairs of their villa at Tribschen (today part of Lucerne), Switzerland. Cosima awoke to its opening melody. It is hard (if not impossible) to find a more lovely and intimate piece in the whole of the classical music repertoire.
Our concert concludes with Bizet’s Symphony in C which, according to Hugh MacDonald “Reveals an extraordinarily accomplished talent for a 17-year-old student, in melodic invention, thematic handling and orchestration.” For reasons which remain obscure, Bizet never published the work, and despite being composed in 1855 it was only discovered in 1933.
The full programme is:-
Overture to Fidelio by Beethoven
Siegfried Idyll by Wagner
Double concerts for Flute and Oboe by Salieri
Symphony in C by Bizet
We are delighted to welcome back as our guest conductor, Robin McEwan for this performance