Canadian Carnival, Canadian Carnival

BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Britten
  • Canadian Carnival, Op 19
  • Farnon
  • Canadian Carnival
  • Howard Shore
  • Mythic Gardens
  • Walton
  • Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

Concert Information

Bringing together music from both sides of the Atlantic, BBC Concert Orchestra tips its hat to Canada in a Commonwealth celebration at Watford Colosseum.

The vast serenity of the North American countryside forms the backdrop of Ivor Novello Award-winning Robert Farnon’s Lake of the Woods. Benjamin Britten chooses the music of Canada as his inspiration for the folk-flavoured Canadian Carnival, which includes the popular 'Alouette'. Back on British soil, we bring you an epic landmark of English composition; the first symphony from William Walton.

Award-winning Canadian composer Howard Shore,best known for The Lord of the Rings film scores, forms the centrepiece with his cello concerto Mythic Gardens. Beautiful and dramatic, taking us on a virtual tour of Italy, Sophie Shao performs this UK premiere.

11 Mar 2014, 7.30pm

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