12/2022

Flamboyant

This concert with the brass of the OSR will tell the story of music from the Renaissance to the present day in its own way. It was the architecture of San Marco in Venice, with its four tribunes at the four cardinal points, that gave Giovanni Gabrieli the idea of setting his music in space in a striking and completely new way. Written for the entrance and exit of the faithful, the Prelude and Fugue BWV 522 is a grandiose work based on the number three representing the Trinity, in a compositional method that allowed Bach to combine his deep faith with his love of mathematical complexities.

The era changes with Libertango, composed by Astor Piazzolla in 1974 and played in every conceivable arrangement since. The Fanfare preceding Paul Dukas' La Péride has long since replaced the outdated bell calling to the Victoria Hall audience.

After Verdi's lively Overture to Nabucco, Jim Parker's A Londoner in New York takes us to the most iconic places in the Big Apple, from Harlem to the Chrysler Building, to the enormous neo-classical Grand Central Station, before taking us on a romantic stroll through Central Park and ending up in one of the world's great concert halls at Radio City.