Orchestra's Italian job in Attleborough

Wymondham Symphony Orchestra will perform three pieces of music which tell the story of three visitors in Italy at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 22 in St Mary's Church, Attleborough.

Wymondham Symphony Orchestra will perform three pieces of music which tell the story of three visitors in Italy at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 22 in St Mary's Church, Attleborough.

The programme starts with Rossini's overture: Il Turco in Italia which describes the romantic entanglements surrounding a Turkish Prince who visits Naples to learn something of Italian customs.

Next, the orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's Symphony No 4 'Italian'. The young Mendelssohn was urged by his father to tour Europe, to 'fix on a country' where he wished to live. When in Scotland, he was inspired to write his famous Hebrides overture (Fingal's Cave) and after Britain, he spent a year and a half in Italy, where he began this symphony. During his stay he wrote from Rome to his sister: 'The 'Italian' symphony is making great progress. It will be the jolliest piece I have ever done, especially the last movement.'

The finale of the programme is Harold in Italy, a full-fledged Symphony with a solo viola part, rather than a concerto. The soloist for this performance is the orchestra's principal viola, Peter Fowler.


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Tickets: £8, £7 concessions, £2 children, can be bought from Book Fountain in Wymondham, Artward in Attleborough and Prelude Records in Norwich.

For more information please contact Brian Randall on 01953 601939 or visit the orchestra website, www.wymondhamsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

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