TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker Suite 1
SUK Scherzo Fantastique
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.11
Mark Shanahan conductor
Walthamstow Assembly Hall
In the approach to Christmas, what better piece to perform at this time of year than Tchaikovskyâ€™s music for The Nutcracker ballet, including Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Dance, Chinese Dance and Waltz of the Flowers. Written in memory of the 1905 Revolution in Russia, Shostakovichâ€™s 11th symphony is drawn from 19th century songs with harmony influenced by Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky and has the feel of film music.... A CRACKER of a concert!
Free pre-concert talk downstairs at 5.30pm in the Jubilee Room.
PLUS: Interval party for Friends and season ticket holders!
PS Something for the diary.
On Sunday 24 April 2016, the Orchestra will be playing Beethoven Symphony No. 6, plus Mozart Arias and Don Giovanni Overture at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall.