Brass to the Fore

Robert Holliday trombone

Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Ivor Hodgson - Trombone Concerto
Carl Russell· Windrush Suite (world premiere)
Coleridge-Taylor· Symphonic Variations on an African Air

We open with one of Benjamin Britten's best known compositions. Commissioned in 1945 for an educational film, Instruments of the Orchestra, the work is a set of variations on a theme by Purcell. Each one features a different section of the orchestra, concluding with a magnificent fugue.

We're delighted to welcome back trombonist, Robert Holliday, who will be performing a concerto written for him by Ivor Hodgson.

The second half features a world premiere, Windrush. The work was commissioned to feature our splendid brass and percussion sections.

We conclude with Coleridge-Taylor's Symphonic Variations on an African Air. In his time, Coleridge-Taylor was amongst the foremost figures in British music. This performance wi!I be a rare opportunity to hear this orchestra! masterpiece.

Sponsored by Lady Ayckbourn


Conductor:
Shaun Matthew
Leader:
Anthony Mason
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Scarborough Symphony Orchestra is a Registered Charity: Charity Number 1125060.
Concert Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Queen Street, Scarborough, YO11 1HQ