Music of the British Isles
Time:Begins at 7:30 PM
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We are sorry to announce that our planned guest cellist Lynn Harrell had to cancel his performance with Sinfonia da Camera for this event. We hope he will engage and inspire us with his musical expertise at a Sinfonia concert during a future Krannert Center season. The orchestra will instead perform Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations.
Join Sinfonia da Camera and our principal oboist John Dee as we explore music of the British Isles. Tonight’s concert opens with Vaughan Williams’ The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite, written while he studied orchestration in Paris with Maurice Ravel. Sinfonia and John Dee will then present Wooldridge’s Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra. Following intermission, Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) will be presented. Mendelssohn was greatly affected by his visit to Scotland and wanted to memorialize this with a composition. His dramatic melodies leave little doubt of the majesty and danger of Fingal’s Cave. This evening’s concert will end with Edward Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (Enigma).
Williams: The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite
Wooldridge: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (Enigma)
Cost: Single 45 / Senior citizens: age 65 or over, or retired U of I faculty and staff 41 / Non-U of I college students 12 / Youth: high school and younger 5.
Registration: Please contact the Krannert Center at the number provided. for ticket buying options.