Overture: Leonora No 3
Concerto for Flute and Harp
Flute - Theresa Cory Harp - Ruby Rose Lee
Cello - Elizabeth Corbett
Symphonic Poem: Les Preludes
Of the four overtures Beethoven wrote for his opera Leonore - later renamed Fidelio - only Leonore no.3 has gained favour both in the concert hall, where it is much loved, and in the opera house, where it is often played, inappropriately, just before the finale of Fidelio.
The Mozart concerto, written for a French count who was a keen amateur flautist and his daughter, who played the harp and had composition lessons from Mozart, is a rare combination and a beautiful work. Theresa is our lead flautist and Ruby will be making her debut with us.
Haydn’s Cello Concerto was lost and rediscovered by Charles Mackerras in 1962 since when it has become much loved. Elizabeth is a remarkably talented your local cellist.
One of Liszt’s earliest tone poems, Les Préludes is by far his most admired. It is a dazzling, free-flowing piece and the flagship for Liszt’s daring style of “new music”.
"Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
by Eric Coates
Wycombe Sinfonia presents the Goldilocks tale in music
Narrated by Julian Brockless
Come and hear the story and the music
Come dressed as a character from the story
Come and join in with the orchestra
Tickets - buy here or at the door
Adult £7 Usual concession £6 Child £2.50 Family Ticket (2 ad + 3 ch) £18
Programme to include:
Coates - Three Bears Fantasy
Farnon - Derby Day
Parker - Dances with Bears for trombone
Bratton - Teddy Bears Picnic
Farnon - Peanut Polka
Haydn - Symphony No 82 "The Bear" (last movt)
(expected finishing time - 4.40)
Soloist - Alexander Karpeyev
Slavonic Dances, op 46
We look forward to working with Alexander again for our performance of Grieg’s popular concerto. The op 46 Slavonic Dances of Dvorak, with their Slavic rhythms and folk-like melodies, contain favourites everyone will recognise. The powerful overture to Die Meistersingers opens the evening.