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Oaklands Catholic School,
Waterlooville (Click here for directions)


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Saturday 7th December 2019  7.30pm
Conductors:  Jonathan Butcher and Avi Taler*

Arrive early to enjoy …
6.30pm–7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the main hall:  Stella Scott will be talking with our soloist Florian Mitrea

*Overture “Le Carnaval romain” – Berlioz

The Swan of Tuonela – Sibelius

Variations on a Nursery Song – Dohnányi
Soloist: Florian Mitrea

Symphony No. 1 in D – Mahler

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Oaklands School Hall
Oaklands School Hall
Nursery rhymes reinvented by classic composers!  Plus the spectacle of a Roman Carnival and the mysticism of the Finnish mythological underworld.

Hungarian composer Dohnányi wrote his “Variations on a Nursery Tune” in 1914, but which tune is it?  Come along to hear it and find out!  You’ll also spot a famous children’s song (slightly altered!) in Mahler’s great Symphony No. 1.  A couple of blockbusters open the programme: Berlioz’ sparkling “Roman Carnival” Overture and Sibelius’ “The Swan of Tuonela”, which portrays a story from Finnish folklore. 

Our piano soloist for the Dohnányi is Florian Mitrea – a Romanian-born pianist who studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and now has an international career as a concert pianist.  You will not be disappointed!

Florian Mitrea  Photo by Lewis Inman
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