Charnwood Orchestra kicks off its 2018/19 season with a concert of works by Felix Mendelsohn, Ludwig van Beethoven and
the Swedish composer and clarinetist, Bernhard Crusell.
The concert will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Barrow upon Soar, LE12 7HP on Saturday the 15th September 2018 at 19:30. The Orchestra will be conducted by their Musical Director, Nic Fallowfield and will be performing:
- Hebrides Overture – Mendelsohn
- Clarinet Concerto No 2 – Crusell – Solo
- Clarinet, Neil Aston
- Symphony No 2 – Beethoven
Tickets for the concert are available for purchase either:
- Barrow Library
- On the door
Tickets cost £13.00 – Adult, £11.00 –
Concessions, £3.00 Under 16s.
Hebrides Overture - Mendelsohn
Mendelsohn was inspired by a trip in 1829 to the Scottish Islands. The Overture does not precede a play or opera but is a standalone composition depicting moods of rolling seas and the feelings of solitude that Mendelsohn experienced on his visit to “Fingal’s cave”.
Clarinet Concerto No2 in F minor “Grand Concerto” - Crusell
The son of a bookbinder, Finnish composer Bernhard Crusell received his earliest musical education from a clarinetist of the Nyland regimental band age 8. He later became a distinguished soloist as well as composing his own works. The concerto gives ample opportunity for soloists to show off their technical and virtuosic abilities. We look forward to Neil’s performance with great anticipation.
Symphony No 2 – Beethoven
At the time of writing the work, Beethoven was already experiencing some hearing loss. However, the symphony, like other music written at the time, shows no signs of Beethoven’s concern and what would have been despair for such a great composer and musician. He was thought at the time to be seeking treatment from notable physicians to better understand and potentially seek a cure to his hearing problem.