‘THE RIVER’

Saturday December 09th 2017 at 8.00pm

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

Thomson

The River

Tomasi

Trumpet Concerto

Arban

Fantasia on Carnival of Venice for Trumpet & Orchestra

Gould

Symphonette No. 4 ('Latin-American')

Thomson’s music for the documentary, The River, a film which focused on the abuses of America’s waterways, culminating in the catastrophic Mississippi River flood  of 1937. Video footage of this film will be  shown as this work is performed, with kind  permission granted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

The following two works for solo trumpet impressively showcase the virtuosity and incisive lyricism of this wonderful brass instrument. Morton Gould in Symphonette No. 4 makes use of the Latin-American idioms and dance forms such as the rhumba, tango, guaracha and conga that will enthrall you with its toe-tapping rhythms and infectiously pleasing melodies.

 

Prior to the HSO concert, ticket holders are eligible to attend Twilight Concerts by Junior Strings of Banyule & Robertson Youth Orchestra from 5.00-6.30pm, and the Heidelberg Wind Ensemble from 7.00 – 7.30pm.