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Wessex Concert Orchestra Concert. Myths and Legends

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Wessex Concert Orchestra Concert. Myths and Legends

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Mon, 16 October 2017

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From 19:30pm to 21:30pm

On: Saturday, Dec 9th 2017
Corn Exchange
  • From 19:30pm to 21:30pm
  • Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1HS
  • 07773190776
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Loreley overture – Bruch King Arthur Suite – Elgar Pictures at an Exhibition – Mussorsky arr. Rave; Conductor Tim Harrison Leader Nicola Ashton Soprano Arias – soloist Stephanie Harrison (to include Humperdink’s Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel and Rememeber me from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas) Tickets £12, Concessions £10 From Devizes books and online at www.wco.org.uk.

Come along to Wessex Concert Orchestra's ‘Myths and Legends’ Winter Concert at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, 7.30pm on Saturday 9th December. Hear the mysteries from German and Danish mythology of the striking Lorelei as depicted by Bruch, the evil Elf King according to Schubert, along with the soothing Evening Prayer from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. We will round off our first half with Elgar’s rousing King Arthur Suite depicting the Celtic legend’s rise and fall. In our second half, we tell the contrasting stories painted by Viktor Hartmann, portrayed in music by Mussorgksy in ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ (orchestrated by Ravel).

Condutor Tim Harrison says
'There are a great range of different musical styles to hear showcasing different characters from mythology, from fiery German, English and Russian music. We are also joined by soprano Stephanie Harrison for a selection of arias. It’s a complete myth that it’s easier for conductors to follow a soloist they know well...especially when it’s your wife! I’m excited to be working with Steph, but a bit anxious of the chores I might be set at home if I make any mistakes! '

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