Saturday 8th March 2008 at 7:45pm

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Programme Mar 2008Dvořák'The Noonday Witch'

MendelssohnViolin Concerto
    soloist - Jeanine Thorpe

TchaikovskySymphony No. 4

Dvořák wrote some highly colourful symphonic poems, which graphically illustrate rather grisly stories. The Mendelssohn concerto is rightfully one of the most loved of all concertos. The symphony opens dramatically with a foreboding ‘fate’ motif which leads us through gloom, melancholy and recovery to a joyous finale based on Russian folksong.