Market Harborough Orchestra
Market Harborough’s very own orchestra is preparing to give its 18th concert under the baton of Stephen Bell on Saturday 26 January at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church, Northampton Rd, Market Harborough.
Our title for this concert is ‘Escape to the Country’, as all the music is inspired by the countryside. We are opening with Strauss’ lovely waltz, ‘Tales from the Vienna Woods’, with its evocation of country sounds and folk songs. For our next item we are playing Brahms’ ‘St. Anthony Variations’; one his most popular pieces written along with several others during a very productive holiday in the countryside.
After the interval we are playing Beethoven’s famous and much loved Symphony No 6, ‘the Pastoral’, which depicts a day in the countryside complete with bird song and a storm scene.
Tickets for the concert are priced at £10 in advance from Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard. Accompanied children are free but must have a child ticket. We strongly advise buying tickets in advance as our concerts are usually sold out.
Frances Hynes, Secretary