Conductor Nathan Aspinall
Host Guy Noble
Kodály Dances of Galánta (Galántai táncok)
Wagner Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Dvořák Symphony No.9, Mvt 2 Largo
Wood Fantasy on British Sea Songs
Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air)
Smetana Blaník from Ma vlast
Folk and gypsy traditions have inspired classical composers for centuries.
By creating orchestral spin-offs of folk music, composers could pay homage to their homeland while also creating spectacular new sounds. There will be plenty of dances, sea songs, and rhapsodies from around the world in this concert that will move and transport you, and hopefully have you tapping your toes too.
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