City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, 30 November 2019

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Saturday, 30 November 2019



City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall

Jaume Santonja Espinós conductor
Oliver Janes clarinet
Nikolaj Henriques bassoon

BEETHOVEN Egmont: Overture 9’
Duet Concertino for clarinet and bassoon 19’
The Three Cornered Hat: Selection 20’
STRAVINSKY Petrushka [1947] 34’

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra join us in the Sheffield International Concert Season at Sheffield City Hall for an eclectic programme featuring two incredible woodwind soloists to perform Strauss’ ‘Duet Concertino’. Richard Strauss’s graphic Duet Concertino for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra was the composer’s final instrumental work. Its first movement is dominated by the solo clarinet representing a dancing princess, the second by a bassoon signifying a cavorting bear. Finally the princess dances with the bear and it becomes a prince.

This concert also includes two seminal ballet scores adapted or specially written for the great choreographer Sergei Diaghilev. Falla’s vibrant The Three Cornered Hat is full of colour and the influence of Spanish dance. Stravinsky’s pulsating Petrushka comes with carousels, concertinas, dancers and popular songs. It ends with the eerie appearance of the puppet Petrushka’s ghost. The talented Jaume Santonja Espinós also conducts Beethoven’s dramatic and stirring Egmont Overture.

View the rest of the Classical Music Concerts in the Sheffield International Concert Season>