Humperdinck - Saint-Saens - Tchaikovsky

Saturday 12 March 2016  7.30 pm
The Centre, Slough
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel
Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No 3
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4
Soloist: Akiko Ono ( violin )
In the Overture to Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck makes reference to songs and dances in the opera, including Evening Prayer and The witch's spell. Very cleverly he later weaves together all the overture's various themes.

Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No 3 was written for the Spanish virtuoso Sarasate. It is full of dramatic contrasts, from the Gypsy-like opening to the wistful Adagio and then to the stupendously virtuosic Finale. To play this popular work we welcome the Japanese violinist Akiko Ono, winner of numerous prizes in prestigious competitions. Akiko has since performed with orchestras across the world and is Principal Violin Teacher at The Yehudi Menuhin School.
The opening fanfare of Tchaikovsky's powerful Fourth Symphony is said to represent the power of fate. After a lyrical slow movement and an exciting pizzicato scherzo the fanfare returns in the Finale, to striking effect, as the work drives to its headlong conclusion.
Tickets £15 and  £12.50,  £10 under 16s/students
The Centre, Farnham Road, Slough  SL1 4UT

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