Dance of the Knights, also known as “Montagues and Capulets” is a score from Prokofieff’s ballet Romeo & Juliet. With its strong horns, stirring bass, and energetic strings, this composition is one of his most popular works. Glière’s Harp Concerto is beautifully crafted and packed full of delicious and alluring melodies. Stylistically, it is reminiscent … Continued
Gould’s Star-Spangled Overture is the opening piece of a six- movement orchestral suite called American Ballads, written for the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. Hummel’s Grand Bassoon Concerto is reminiscent of concertos written by Mozart and Haydn. It adheres to classical forms, but (as indicated by the title) they are elevated to almost symphonic dimensions. Mozart’s … Continued
Sunday July 28th 2019 at 1.30pm Sunday July 28th 2019 at 3.30pm
An ever-popular community event, the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Concerts have introduced hundreds of young children to all the instruments of the orchestra in a fun afternoon of music and storytelling for the whole family. This year’s concerts will include a performance of Prokofieff’s much-loved classic, Peter and The Wolf. All tickets $10.00.
Saturday September 14th 2019 at 8.00pm Sunday December 15th 2019 at 2.30pm
El Cid remains one of Miklós Rózsa’s most revered scores, written in the glorious orchestral style he employed on Ben Hur and other historical epics. Stravinsky was not so much interested in individual virtuosic display, but rather in the solo violin combining with other instruments. He admired Bach’s Concerto for two violins and this is … Continued
Joyeuse Marche was considered a masterpiece of high fantasy and according to Debussy, filled to overflowing with bold and colourful innovations and with the good-natured humour characteristic of Chabrier. Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain was originally a set of nocturnes that evolved into a three-movement set of exotic symphonic impressions for … Continued
Ketèlbey’s Sanctuary of the Heart is based on an old melody used as the traditional chant for the Kol Nidrei during the Jewish liturgy. Saint-Säens’ Bacchanale is a percussion-driven, celebratory dance from Samson & Delilah, the only one of his operas still regularly performed. Haydn’s Oboe Concerto has many long phrases, requiring dexterity and stamina … Continued