Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra Autumn Concert
- Saturday 15 October at 7.30pm at St Marks Church, Leeds Road, Harrogate
- The Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to present its Autumn Concert.
The Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes our resident conductor Jeremy Carnall to guide us through no less than 18 melodious movements in a suite of suites.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in Holborn, London, the son of a doctor from Sierra Leone, he composed extensively in a short life, producing over 80 works with opus numbers. Among these are a number of works influenced by his African heritage, notably The African Suite opus 35.
Each movement illustrates a different aspect of African life. This work was originally composed for solo piano with only the last of the four movements orchestrated in full. The first three movements were orchestrated for this performance by our concert director (and bassoonist) Ian Charters, to whom we are very grateful.
Bizet’s L’Arlésienne – Music from the Orchestral Suites was originally commissioned for the theater in which Bizet used traditional French folk tunes. The Selection of Pieces is one of Bizet’s most popular works today.
Delibes Le Roi s’amuse completes our programme. Written as incidental music for a play of the same name by Victor Hugo (from the famous Les Miserables), the suite is a collection of dance tunes depicting older European court dances.
Tickets are available in advance from www.harrogatephilharmonicorchestra.org.uk (with Paypal), and also at the door for adults £12, student £5 with cards and under 16s and carers assisting wheelchair users are free.