Saturday 22nd January 2011 at 7:45pm

Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
Programme Jan 2011Rimsky-Korsakov ‘Capriccio Espagnol’  Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work

Richard Strauss ‘Oboe Concerto’  Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work
    Soloist Caroline Marwood

Stravinsky ‘Petrushka’  Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol captures the warmth and exuberance of Spain in brilliant technicolour, a free rhapsody based on folksong tunes. The Strauss concerto uses only a small orchestra and provides a wonderful showcase for our principal oboist. Stravinsky’s charming ballet depicts the colourful atmosphere of the Shrovetide Fair and draws on Russian folk melodies to tell the story of a puppet unsuccessful in love.