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Canadian Carnival

 11 March 2014 at 7.30pm 

Canadian Carnival

Watford Colosseum
Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD17 3JN
United Kingdom
0845 075 3993


The vast serenity of the North American countryside forms the backdrop of Ivor Novello Award-winning Robert Farnonís 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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