It is definitely part of the spirit of Christmas when Charnwood Orchestra brings Vienna to Barrow in January. Over the years many people have told me how much they look forward to the feast of Viennese waltzes, polkas and marches. This year will be even better because we are introducing other popular pieces from the rest of Europe to start the concert - just as happens in Vienna on New Year’s Eve.
The first half of the concert will include Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie overture, Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers (from Nutcracker), Nic Fallowfield himself playing Beethoven’s Romance no.2 for violin and orchestra, Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg and Smetana’s Dance of the Comedians. In the second half, Humphrey Perkins hall fi lls with the music of the Strauss family, some new to Barrow, some very familiar indeed. Obviously we will include the Blue Danube, the Radetsky Waltz and Thunder and Lightning Polka.
The tickets cost £14, £12 (concessions) and £3 (accompanied children under 16) and can be bought from The Paper Shop and by Paypal from www.charnwoodorchestra.org.uk. The concert starts at 7.00 and don’t be late because we will be giving you a free glass of bubbly or juice to get you into the mood.
Enquiries to Judith on 07718 153117.