In the first of the 2016-17 season of concerts, the Wolsey Orchestra will lead you through a gallery of masterpieces of 20th century orchestral music. Originally a piano composition depicting a tour through an art exhibition, Pictures at an Exhibition was brilliantly orchestrated near half a century after its composition by Ravel and has become a popular showpiece for large-scale symphony orchestra. By way of musical contrast, we mark the centenary of Butterworth's tragic death during WW1 with a performance of his quintessentially English On the Banks of Green Willow - a complete contrast to the virtuousity of the Ravel. Like Butterworth, Hindemith also saw active service during WW1, but survived and become a prolific composer for the following forty years. His concert suite Nobilissima Visione, taken from the ballet score of the same name and re-orchestrated for full-size symphony orchestra is a thrilling piece of music for both performers and audience alike. Such large-scale symphonic works are rarely performed in Ipswich. Don't miss this opportunity!