Saturday 10th May 2014, 7:30pm
Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Weber – Clarinet Concerto no. 2
Saint-Saëns – Symphony no. 3 “Organ”
Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme and presented in association with Music In Romsey.
John Traill conducts three well-loved classics in the ancient and beautiful setting of Romsey Abbey.
Richard Strauss's witty and inventive Till Eulenspiegel opens the concert with its lively depiction of a trickster's pranks and japes. Its famous opening French horn melody is instantly recognisable.
Prize-winning soloist Joseph Shiner will perform Weber's vibrant Clarinet Concerto no. 2. Incisive and bold, the solo part shows off all the capabilities of the instrument, especially in the virtuosic final section.
The concert culminates with Saint-Saëns's ever-popular Symphony no. 3 — the dramatic finale showcasing the Abbey's wonderful organ. Saint-Saëns lived for another 35 years but never wrote another symphony. “With it I have given all I could give. What I did I could not achieve again.”
Tickets cost £15 or £18 (reserved seating) or £10 (unreserved) for adults, and £13 for over 65s and full-time students.
Romsey is well connected with the rest of England by road, rail and air. Southampton is seven miles away.
There are three public pay-and-display car parks in Romsey suitable for leisure visitors.