Chronicles of Narnia: Symphonic Suite
Symphony No 1
Billy the Kid
A richly varied program gives an opportunity to display the outstanding talent of renowned violinist Natsuko Yoshimoto, as soloist in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. This is a work that weaves into its four movement structure such Scottish folk tunes as Tuttie Tatie, Auld Robert Morris, The Dusty Miller and I’m Down for Lack of Johnny.
In like fashion, Copland’s Billy the Kid incorporates cowboy tunes, notably The Open Prairie, and American folk songs.
The striking potency of Beethoven’s First Symphony, with Natsuko Yoshimoto directing as guest concertmaster, provides the ideal foil to the rich symphonic film score of the Narnia Chronicles Symphonic Suite.