Saturday 3rd March, 2018 7.30pm at Nottingham Albert Hall
If you missed the girls wonderful performance, in the final movement of Holst’s Planets with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra last year, you have another chance to hear their ethereal performance, this time with Nottingham Symphony Orchestra.
In an all English programme, Margarita Balanas performs Elgar’s beautifully elegaic cello concerto, one of the cornerstone’s in the cello repertoire. Nottingham Symphony Orchestra will also perform the Johannesburg Festival Overture by William Walton, written in 1956, it incorporates the main theme of Jean Bosco Mwenda’s “Masanga” a song released in 1954, and uses three percussionists playing eleven instruments to cover the African rhythms included in the piece! The climax will be the enduringly popular ‘Planets Suite’ written by Holst in the first two years of the First World War. Inspiration quite noticeable especially in ‘Mars’, the first movement of the work, subtitled, ‘The Bringer of War’.
Tickets for this concert are unreserved and are available from the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra website, www. nottinghamsymphony.org, or through www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/437287. Tickets are £14 General admission, £12 Concessions and £5 children.