|Title:||“Fantastical Images” Worthing Symphony Orchestra concert|
|Performed by:||Worthing Symphony Orchestra|
|Promoted by:||Worthing Symphony Society|
|Time:||Sunday, 15 May 2016, at 2:45pm|
|Place:||Assembly Hall, Worthing|
|Description:||A double deal in piano concertos from the irrepressible Arta Arnicane combines with music of vivid pictorial power to conclude WSO’s season. The Latvian flies in from Zurich to play not only Ravel’s G major but William Alwyn’s Concerto No 1 – framed by Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition in the revered Ravel orchestration.
Arnicane’s sparkling and perky versatility makes this possible, with the British concerto contrasted strongly with the Frenchman’s bluesy fun showpiece that winks Gershwin’s way. Wagner’s stunning extract from his second Ring music drama The Valkyrie will remind film lovers of 'Apocalypse Now', then the Mussorgsky will come with a poignant note.
In planning the season, conductor John Gibbons could not have known that it would be performed in the town that gave the rock world trailblazing keyboardist Keith Emerson within only weeks of his suicide. Emerson brought the work to a vastly wider modern audience in the 1970s with his own arrangement of it for his virtuoso band Emerson Lake and Palmer.
John Gibbons introduces the music about to be played and never fails to interest and amuse.
|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.|