|Title:||Worthing Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Turkish Delight’ Concert|
|Performed by:||Worthing Symphony Orchestra|
|Promoted by:||Worthing Symphony Society|
|Time:||Sunday, 17 April 2016, at 2:45pm|
|Place:||Assembly Hall, Worthing|
|Description:||Worthing Assembly Hall invariably packs itself tight in response to visits by Muscovite, Boris Brovtsyn, over the past decade to play blockbusters of the fiddle concerto repertoire with Worthing Symphony Orchestra. But it’s been a while since his past appearance. Meantime, he’s been appearing frequently on BBC Radio 3 in concert and chamber music performances. He’s been edging nearer 40, shedding his hair though looking just as endearingly charismatic – and just getting better and better on that violin!
From the Viennese Classical period come Haydn and Mozart. Haydn’s Symphony No 43 in Eb is nicknamed Mercury and dates from his scintillating ‘Storm and Stress’ period of composition, characterised by stirring and startling originality, and increased drive and energy reflecting its heightened emotional content. And Haydn’s orchestra in Eb comes with its own distinctive regal richness.
Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5 in A major, the last of his showpieces for the instrument, feeds off that excitement Haydn brought to orchestral music and cashes in on the contemporary Austrian interest in near-eastern influences, sounds and décor. Hence its ‘Turkish’-spirited Rondo in sisterhood with the equivalent movement in one of his Piano Sonatas of the same key.
WSO then turn on the romance with Arensky’s delicious Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky and Dvorak’s multi-mooded Serenade for Strings with its delectable Bohemian melodies.
John Gibbons conducts.
|Tickets:||£24 front stalls and balcony, £18 rear stalls, £6 students and U16s. School or college student groups booking collectively can come with or without teachers at the same price and sit together in the balcony.|