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2012: Rapture and Revelry
ANNA CLYNE Prince of Clouds
R STRAUSS Suite, Le bourgeois gentilhomme
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Pieter Schoeman violin*
Tania Mazzetti violin**
*Chair supported by Neil Westreich
**Chair supported by Countess Dominique Loredan
Comedy is a serious business. Beethoven knew that in 1812 when his firecracker of an Eighth Symphony cheerfully booted the Classical rule-book out of the window; and Richard Strauss definitely knew it when he gave a classic French comedy an outrageous orchestral makeover. Le bourgeois gentilhomme features instrumental pyrotechnics, mouthwatering melodies and a full-scale orchestral dinner party that goes uproariously wrong.
Very sadly Karina Canellakis will not be able to join us for this concert owing to the current travel and quarantine restrictions between the UK and the Netherlands. We are extremely grateful to Sir Mark Elder who has agreed to step in to conduct this concert. The programme remains unchanged.
Part of 2020 Vision