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Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius & Ravel

  • Friday 16 February 2018 - 7.30pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £18, £15, £10 *

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  • Isobel Daws trombone
    Jade Hughes oboe
    Stephen Threlfall conductor
  • LENNOX BERKELEY Sinfonia Concertante
    SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7
    TOMASI Trombone Concerto
    RAVEL Boléro

Sibelius’ Seventh and final Symphony is a work of extraordinary originality, condensing the normal four movement symphonic structure into a single continuous framework. It is a compelling and mature masterwork which ends in a mood of earthbound stateliness in “the grandest celebration of C major there ver was.”

There are few pieces that could complement such a masterpiece, but Ravel’s Boléro can hold its own in any company. Ravel’s 15 minute orchestral crescendo builds from the solo statement of the bolero rhythm on the side drum to its unforgettable burst of orchestral joy.

Alongside these orchestral masterworks, two talented young soloists present seldom performed yet virtuosic and engaging concertos for trombone and oboe.

30% off when you attend Inside the Orchestra, a chance to sit among the players during a rehearsal for the concert. Book both together for the discount to apply automatically, or call Box Office for assistance.