Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra tune up for romance-themed concert - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra tune up for romance-themed concert

Leamington Editorial 24th Feb, 2023   0

MUSIC-lovers are in for a treat when Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra returns to All Saints’ Church in Leamington.

The concert, on March 11, is Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra’s first of 2023 and brings together three major works from the romantic period. The programme contains the Overture Der Freischütz by Weber, Im Sommerwind by Webern and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 in E major.

Weber’s opera Der Freischütz premiered in 1821 and is considered to be the first German Romantic Opera.

Im Sommerwind is a tone poem composed by Webern when he was just 19, written in the romantic style, before his adventures into more radical composition. It was inspired by a poem by the novelist and philosopher Bruno Wille about the joys of a summer day.

Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 in E major, is one of the composer’s best-known symphonies. Written between 1881 and 1883, it is dedicated to Ludwig II of Bavaria and its premiere in 1884 brought Bruckner the greatest success he had known in his life.

The programme will be conducted by Roger Coull, the orchestra’s principal conductor, who is also known for his work with the renowned Coull Quartet.

Raymond Joyce, Chair of WSO and principal horn player. said: “We are delighted to return to All Saints’ for what promises to be a fabulous concert. The works we are playing are all romantic masterpieces. The Webern in particular is very atmospheric and reminiscent of a summer’s day, so we hope to bring some sunshine to the evening.”

Tickets costing £18 are available from www.wso.org.uk, by emailing [email protected] or by calling the ticket secretary on 01926 850385.


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