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Saturday 14th October 2017  7.30pm
Conductor:  Robin Browning

Arrive early to enjoy …
6.30pm–7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the auditorium by Richard Moore 
7.00pm–7.20pm: Pre-concert interlude in the Octagon Lounge by local music pupils

Masques et Bergamasques – Fauré

Sospiri – Elgar

Duet-Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon, Strings and Harp – Richard Strauss
Soloists: Robert Blanken, Richard Moore

Pavane – Fauré

Symphony No. 5 in B flat – Schubert

[This is the actual order as performed; earlier publicity and the text below relate to a different order]
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An evening of refined and delightful melody awaits in this programme at Ferneham Hall!

We are very excited to explore some more of the music of Richard Strauss and in the Duet-Concertino, his last completed composition, we proudly feature our own clarinet and bassoon duo, Robert Blanken and Richard Moore.

We surround it with the gentleness of works by Faure and Elgar, beginning the concert with Faure’s two beautiful pieces, the Pavane and the Suite ‘Masques et Bergamasques’.  The second half begins with the deep sigh of Elgar’s Sospiri – a heartfelt short piece for strings and harp.

Then, to complete the programme, we take a trip back about one hundred years for the lightest of Schubert’s symphonies, number 5 in B flat.  The symphony is something of an homage to Mozart and it took Schubert just about one month, in September 1816, to produce this incredibly elegant and melodious work.

Robert Blanken
Richard Moore
Photo by Nick Ingamells
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