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The Orchestra of Opera North: Britten, Elgar, Mussorgsky

Saturday July 20, 2019 at 19:30
The Spa Grand Hall, Scarborough
£15, £20, £25, £30; under 18s £7.50, £10, £12.50, £15
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  1. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Op 34 - Benjamin Britten
  2. Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor Op 85 - Sir Edward Elgar
  3. Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky

In 1946, Benjamin Britten borrowed a little hornpipe by Purcell and used it to take young listeners on an epic tour of the orchestra, introducing countless children to classical music. Another great technicolour orchestral showpiece by Mussorgsky evokes the vivid emotional response he had to a series of sketches, watercolours and architectural designs he saw one day at an exhibition.

Alpesh Chauhan, Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma, returns to the Orchestra of Opera North, and the outstanding cellist Camille Thomas makes her UK concerto debut with one of the greatest of all English concertos, full of passion and poetry.

‘Alpesh Chauhan has risen from Birmingham apprentice to international maestro in a dazzlingly short time, and is currently stealing the hearts of the Parmensi.’ BBC Music Magazine

‘Camille Thomas’s playing certainly repays their confidence: beautifully shaped phrases flow from her bow as naturally as singing, and her impressive virtuosity appears effortless.’ The Strad

Part of Ryedale Festival 2019

The Spa Grand Hall
South Bay
North Yorkshire
YO11 2HD
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