‘SANCTUARY’

Saturday March 24th 2018 at 8.00pm

Venue: Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, Ivanhoe
Guest Artist/Soloist - Anne Gilby

Saint-Säens

Bacchanale from Samson & Delilah

Ketèlbey

Sanctuary of the Heart

Haydn

Oboe Concerto in C Major

Belllini

Oboe Concerto in Eb Major

Copland

The Tender Land Suite

Bernstein

Slava! A Political Overture

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 from the soloist.

The lyrical writing in Bellini’s Oboe Concerto is so indicative of his style that one could easily believe it to belong to one of his operas.

Copland’s The Tender Land Suite is a simple story of a young woman’s coming of age, richly painted with his quintessential American harmonies.

Finally, in celebration of Bernstein’s Centenary this year, Slava! A Political Overture is a vaudevillian razzamatazz tune, filled with amazing modulations and sliding trombones.