January 2018 Concert - ‘A Romantic New Year’
‘We are calling this concert ‘A Romantic New Year’ as we
have a tradition of a January concert and we are highlighting music from the romantic era. We are
playing Brahms’s inspiring 2 nd Symphony, a major orchestral work loved by many for its joyful mood.
It was the composer’s favourite of his four symphonies, and is a personal favourite of our
conductor. Our soloist in Richard Strauss’s beautiful French Horn Concerto is Sam Walker, a young
professional from Market Harborough whose recent work includes performing with the Royal
Philhamonic Orchestra. We know he will bring this music brilliantly to life with his superb sound.
We will begin the concert with Mozart’s lovely overture to the magic flute.