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Winter Warmer – Saturday February 10th 2018

Members of the Orchestra of Stowe Opera welcome you to an evening of music to banish the winter blues.

Robert Secret – conductor
Charles Sewart – leader
Julian Metzger – cello
Celia Redgate - flute

The Radcliffe Centre 7:30pm

Holst Brook Green Suite
This short suite is based on folk song or folk-song-like melodies – a breath of the English countryside.
Svendsen Two Swedish Folk Melodies Op. 27
These two gems were written by the Norwegian composer between 1878 and 1880. Beautiful melodies in a gorgeous setting for strings.
Haydn Cello Concerto in D major
This concerto not only brilliantly exploits the resources of the cello, but also rewards the listener with music of extraordinary beauty and elegance. The last movement has a theme that is one that will be remembered by everyone for days after the concert!
Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
The gently pastoral Dance of the Blessed Spirits comes from Gluck’s opera “Orfeo ed Euridice”. The music conjures up images of pastoral tranquillity under the resplendent azure skies of Ancient Greece.
Bruch Andante sostenuto
Max Bruch is famous for creating and arranging wonderful melodies of which this movement is a beautiful example.
Haydn Symphony No. 6 “Le Matin”
The Symphony begins with a brief introduction that is undoubtedly meant to represent a sunrise. Brilliant solos for the flute and the Oboe follow and the slow movement takes on the guise of a miniature concerto for violin and cello. This extraordinary symphony even has a duet for double bass and bassoon!

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Tickets cost £15 (under 18s £5)
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