Concert Saturday 21st January 2012 at 7:45pm

Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz

Programme Jan 2012Walton ‘Crown Imperial’ Speaker symbol

Elgar ‘Sospiri’ Speaker symbol

Arnold Clarinet Concerto No. 2 Speaker symbol
    Soloist Hale Hambleton

Berlioz ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ Speaker symbol

For 2012, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, we open with Walton’s 1937 coronation march. The poignant ‘Sospiri’ (sighs) cools the mood, ready to be revived by Arnold’s jazzy concerto, originally written for Benny Goodman. In 1830 Berlioz took the musical world into new realms with his vivid picture of passionate but unrequited love that eventually turns into a wild nightmare.