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The Mid-Somerset Orchestra’s July concert

SATURDAY 6th JULY 2019 at 7:30 P.M.

Strode Theatre

Conductor: Hitoshi Suzuki
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Saturday 6th July 2019 7:30PM
Strode Theatre, Street

Programme to include:

SuppeOverture Light Cavalry
GounodPetite Symphonie
BizetCarmen Suite No 1
HolstSt Paul’s Suite
GriegPeer Gynt Suite No 1
Rodgers arr BennettOklahoma! Selection for Orchestra
Parry arr ElgarJerusalem

A suite arranged for orchestra showcases the best of an original, hopefully leaving the audience wishing for more!

No time for this here, however, as the MSO’s summer treat for 2019 is a whirlwind “pick’n’mix” with Suppé’s popular Light Cavalry Overture there at the top as you open the packet of goodies! There follows the Spanish bravado, gypsy lilts, tragic drama and, above all, immortal melodies of Bizet’s opera Carmen all captured in 6 short movements, in its turn followed by Grieg’s equally immortal incidental music for Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, whose eponymous hero (and the composer’s fictional compatriot) travels around the world ending up in The Hall of the Mountain King in their mutual native Norway. This then leads to all the best numbers from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Musical Oklahoma!, including Beautiful MorningFarmer and the Cowboy and of course Oklahoma! theme, all skilfully woven together by Robert Russell Bennett, to close proceedings. Well, not quite. The orchestra, in customary style, will invite the audience at the end to join in with Jerusalem!

Spotlights on the way are on the orchestra’s wind and string sections respectively playing Gounod’s joyous Petite Symphonie and Holst’s ever popular English folk-inspired St. Paul’s Suite.

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