|Saturday 13th May 2017 at 7:30pm|
|The Corn Exchange, Ipswich|
|Conductor - Andrew Morley|
|Trumpet - Adrian Robinson|
|Kodály:||Dances of Galánta|
|Dvořák:||Symphony No.9 ("From the New World")|
The last in our season of concerts will feature Dvořák’s New World Symphony – surely one of the most popular symphonies in the whole orchestral repertoire. Written during his 4 year stay in America and heavily influenced by African-American spiritual music and by the wide open spaces of the Prairies, this symphony epitomizes Dvořák’s fascination with the native music and culture of North America. Likewise Arutiunian and Kodály were both inspired by, and strong advocates of, folk music in their native Armenia and Slovakia respectively. Much of Kodály’s Dances of Galánta is based on actual folk music of Galánta – a small town now part of Slovakia - where Kodaly lived for a number of years. Arutiunian’s Trumpet concerto is full of the melodic and rhythmic characteristics of Armenian folk music, but, as with Dvořák’s Symphony, all the melodic material is original. The orchestra is proud to present our own Adrian Robinson to perform what has become one of the most popular concertos in the trumpet player’s repertoire. And to open what promises to be an outstanding evening of symphonic music the orchestra will perform Brahms’ Tragic Overture.
Adults £15.00, Concessions £12.00, Children/Fulltime Students £3.00