Make a song and dance about great classics!
In this concert HSO invite you to enjoy the song and dance music of Africa
and Eastern Europe!
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London to an English mother and African
father and he lived and worked in Croydon until his death aged just 37 in
1912. His work is not so much played nowadays but he was incredibly
famous in his lifetime, mainly for his work “The Song of
Hiawatha”. His “Symphonic Variations” are based on an
African song “I’m Troubled in Mind”.
Smetana and Dvořák were both great champions of Czech folk music. HSO
will play three dances from Smetana’s comic opera “The Bartered
Bride” which are full of life and joy! They will round off the
evening with Dvořák’s most popular and most joyful Symphony, number 8.
Our outstanding guest for the evening will be young French Horn player, Ben
Goldscheider, who will play the Concertino in E minor by Weber. We are
most fortunate that Ben is able to travel to be with us as he is currently
studying at the world-renowned Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin!