2022

The next Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra concerts:

Saturday 10 September 2022 730pm

St Nicholas Church, Church Green, Harpenden, AL5 2TP
for Mencap Harpenden 

Sunday 11 September 2022 630pm

St Mary-at-Hill, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE

For tickets £15, concessions £10 or under 16s free, please go to Eventbrite. Some availability at the door.

Conductor Bujar Llapaj

Cherubini Overture to ‘Lodoïska’
Ravel Piano Concerto in G

with John Paul Ekins (piano)

Ravel 'Ma mère l'oye' suite

Stravinsky Pulcinella suite

About this programme:

MUSIC FIRST HEARD IN PARIS

We begin with the overture to Luigi Cherubini's opera 'Lodoïska', charting the rescue of a princess from the clutches of a ruthless baron in 17th-Century Poland. Written for the Paris Opera just after the Revolution, it quotes Mozart and inspired Beethoven.  Shifting to more obviously French company with two pieces by Maurice Ravel, we hear his jazz-inspired G-major piano concerto with soloist John Paul Ekins, followed by the suite from his evocative fairytale ballet 'Ma mère l'Oye'.  Returning to the role of Paris on the international stage, the suite to Russian Igor Stravinsky's delightful 1920 ballet about the Neapolitan Commedia dell'arte jester 'Pulcinella' completes our programme.

HCO Sept 2022 St Mary-at-Hill
John Paul Ekins
Bujar Llapaj