Saturday 9th December 2017 at 7.30pm (S)

Lakeland Sinfonia

Conductor: Wyn Davies

Horn: Ben Goldscheider

Respighi Gli Uccelli (The Birds)

Mozart Horn Concerto no. 3 in E-flat, K.447

Rossini Overture The Thieving Magpie

Tchaikovsky Suite no.1 The Nutcracker

ZC Ben Goldscheider (Credit Frank Jerke) CrsE2A

Music to help us through the long lead up to Christmas: Tchaikovsky’s colourful and exciting music from his Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, with its national dances, waltzing flowers, a march around the Christmas tree and, of course, Miss Sparkle herself, the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Appealing to ornithologists as well as music lovers,  the concert features a catalogue of birds from Respighi – the Dove, the Hen, the Nightingale (all taking a break from the ’12 Days of Christmas’), a persistent Cuckoo; plus a guest from Rossini-land, a mischievous Magpie. Christmas food? A selection of cheeses – a tenuous link to the horn player Leutgeb, a cheesemaker by profession, for whom Mozart wrote his horn concertos.


This concert is supported by The Friends of Lakeland Sinfonia