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Music of the British Isles

Ian Hobson, music director and conductor
John Dee, oboe

We are sorry to announce that our planned guest cellist Lynn Harrell had to cancel his performance with Sinfonia da Camera for this event. We hope he will engage and inspire us with his musical expertise at a Sinfonia concert during a future Krannert Center season. The orchestra will instead perform Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations.

Join Sinfonia da Camera and our principal oboist John Dee as we explore music of the British Isles. Tonight’s concert opens with Vaughan Williams’ The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite, written while he studied orchestration in Paris with Maurice Ravel. Sinfonia and John Dee will then present Wooldridge’s Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra. Following intermission, Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) will be presented. Mendelssohn was greatly affected by his visit to Scotland and wanted to memorialize this with a composition. His dramatic melodies leave little doubt of the majesty and danger of Fingal’s Cave. This evening’s concert will end with Edward Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (Enigma).

Williams: The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite
Wooldridge: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (Enigma)

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Fr Feb 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 44 / SC 40 / STU 11 / YTH 5 Single: 45 / SC 41 / STU 12 / YTH 5 Sinfonia da Camera Series (All 6 Events): 208 / SC 182 / STU 40 / YTH 25