Passion & Struggles

Ben Goldscheider horn

Arnold - Peterloo Overture
Gliere - Horn Concerto
Sibelius - Symphony No.2

We are absolutely delighted to welcome stunning horn virtuoso, Ben Goldscheider, for a welcome return to Scarborough. He will be performing Reinhold Gliere's glorious Horn Concerto. Despite being composed in 1950, the concerto harks back to the Romantic period with its beautiful melodies and gorgeous harmonies.

The concert opens with Malcolm Arnold's Peterloo overture, a depiction of the brutal attack on some 80,000 peaceful protesters in Manchester by armed troops. After a lament for the killed and injured, it ends in triumph, in the belief that those who have suffered and died in the cause of unity, will not have died in vain.

We close with Sibelius's magnificent Symphony No.2 in D major. Widely regarded as Finland's greatest composer, and credited with developing a national identity, it was a visit to Italy in 1901 that partly inspired this work. Today it remains perhaps his most popular symphony and promises to be a wonderful finale.


Shaun Matthew
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