11 March 2014 at 7.30pm
Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD17 3JN
0845 075 3993
The vast serenity of the North American countryside forms the backdrop of Ivor Novello Award-winning Robert Farnon’s Lake of the Woods. Benjamin Britten chooses the music of Canada as his inspiration for the folk-flavoured Canadian Carnival, which includes the popular 'Alouette'. Back on British soil, we bring you an epic landmark of English composition; the first symphony from William Walton.
Award-winning Canadian composer Howard Shore,best known for The Lord of the Rings film scores, forms the centrepiece with his cello concerto Mythic Gardens. Beautiful and dramatic, taking us on a virtual tour of Italy, Sophie Shao performs this UK premiere.
Benjamin Britten : Canadian Carnival, Op 19
Robert Farnon : Canadian Carnival
Howard Shore : Mythic Gardens
William Walton : Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor
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