City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra | Sheffield City Hall
Tickets £25.76, £23.52, £20.16 Students & Under 18's £5.60 (including booking fees)
Jaume Santonja Espinós conductor
Oliver Janes clarinet
Nikolaj Henriques bassoon
BEETHOVEN Egmont: Overture 9’
R STRAUSS Duet Concertino for clarinet and bassoon 19’
FALLA The Three Cornered Hat: Selection 20’
STRAVINSKY Petrushka  34’
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.
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Tickets for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.