Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra

Summer Strings
Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra
Date : 24 / Jun / 2017
Time : 7:30pm
Address : Huddersfield Parish Church Byram Street Huddersfield HD1 1BU

Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra

Huddersfield Parish Church

Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture
Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No 1
Joseph Haydn Violin Concerto No 4
Pyotr I Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture – Romeo and Juliet

Conductor Robert Guy
Soloists Emily Sharratt (violin)
and Stephanie Eustis (violoncello)

In the second of our Spotlight concerts, Robert Guy conducts two contrasting overtures. First up is Shostakovich’s bright and celebratory Festive Overture composed in 1954 and a great way to start any concert, with fanfare and fizz! To close the evening, the romance and tragedy that is Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, a depiction in music of the action in Shakespeare’s play suggested to the composer by Balakirev, his friend and fellow composer. Written in 1869, the love theme was reviewed in 1876 in Vienna as follows: “But this motive built on the alternation of two dissonant chords sounds rather like scratching a glass plate with a sharp knife.”

Jan 2014 Concert Poster
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: iv: Finale // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  1. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: iv: Finale // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  2. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: iii. Valse // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  3. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: ii. Andante Cantabile // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  4. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: i. Andante // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  5. Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor: ii. Adagio, ma non troppo // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor