BBC Symphony Orchestra: Great Masters of Light Music
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 25 June 2011, 8pm
Southbank Centre, Southbank Centre Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
part of the Light Fantastic series
Arthur Sullivan Overture di Ballo
Edward German Prelude to Romeo and Juliet
Eric Coates The Three Elizabeths Suite
Eric Coates London Calling
Haydn Wood London Cameos Suite
Robert Farnon Jumping Bean
Ken Warner Scrub Brothers, Scrub!
Vivien Ellis Coronation Scot
Armstrong Gibbs Dusk
Angela Morley A Canadian in Mayfair
Ernest Tomlinson Waltz for a Princess
Eric Coates Knightsbridge from London (London Every Day) Suite
John Wilson conductor
John Wilson conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a concert celebrating the masters of light music including Eric Coates, Ernest Tomlinson, Haydn Wood and Robert Farnon.
There's London-themed music from Eric Coates, composer of the Dambusters March and the Desert Island Discs theme By the Sleepy Lagoon, whose Knightsbridge March conjures up the busy London street with its traffic and street cries, and from Haydn Wood whose London Cameos feature musical depictions of The City, St James's Park and Wellington Barracks.
The golden age of rail travel is celebrated in Coronation Scot, Vernon Ellis's salute to the London to Glasgow express, which was used as the theme tune to the BBC's Paul Temple series and the concert features Jumping Bean by Robert Farnon, one of the greatest of them all, plus Angela Morley's tribute to Farnon, A Canadian in Mayfair.
Part of BBC Radio 3 Light Fantastic festival
How to get there
- Waterloo, Embankment
- Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, in York Road, in Belvedere Road and in Stamford Street.
- Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross
- Parking is available if you will be driving to Southbank Centre
- There is disabled access that can be found on the Southback Centre's website http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visitor-info