Conductor : John Gibbons ; Soloist : Dinara Klinton (piano)
Mussorgsky - A Night on a Bare Mountain
Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre
Liszt - Totentanz
Dvorak - The Noon-Day Witch
Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Swans (Swan Lake)
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Be dazzled, bewitched and enchanted by sumptuous orchestral music inspired by devilry, witchcraft and spells. Night on a Bare Mountain, used by Disney in Fantasia, is one of the BBC’s Ten Pieces for schools and is justly famous for its vivid evocation of a witch’s Sabbath. Paganini was known as the Devil’s Violinist, and his 24th Caprice has spawned numerous variations, of which the most famous is Rachmaninoff’s hugely popular Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini.
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Soloist : Richard Hills (Wurlitzer Organ)
William Alwyn - The History of Mr Polly
Paul Lewis - Wurlitzer Concerto
Grainger - Handel in the Strand
William Alwyn - Suite from 'Geordie'
Copland - Hoe Down (Rodeo)
Prokofiev - Troika - Lt. Kije Suite
Great anticipation always surrounds the collaboration of WSO with the mighty Wurlitzer in the expert hands of Richard Hills. We celebrate the 90th anniversary with a new concerto for Wurlitzer and orchestra by Sussex composer Paul Lewis, known to millions for his film and TV music.
The concert is also a tribute to Keith Emerson – Worthing’s famous Rock son and who was due to collaborate with WSO before his untimely death.
Concert supported by the William Alwyn Foundation
Discounts available (less £1 per ticket ; less £2 per ticket ; etc...)