Roll Over Beethoven!
We are delighted to announce that the fantastic Manchester Beethoven Orchestra will be playing at Christ Church, West Didsbury, on 30 November at 7.30pm in aid of Survivors Manchester.
The Beethoven Society was founded in 1888 and has met without a break since then! The Society gives classical music concerts in aid of both local and national charities. They do not purely perform works by Beethoven; rather the name is kept as a tribute to the long and illustrious history of the orchestra. They are a group of musicians dedicated to playing good music, enjoying themselves, and helping to raise money for charities at the same time.
In this concert, MBO will be paying homage to Benjamin Britten in his centenary year by playing his own memorial to his parents, the Sinfonia da Requiem. Written in 1940 on Britten’s return to Britain from America it offers challenges to the orchestra but immense rewards to all in its dark, but brilliantly orchestrated, drama. Some shorter items, Verdi’s Nabucco Overture, Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo for violin and orchestra, and Fauré’s Masque et Bergamasque complement the Britten in the first part before Borodin’s highly original Symphony No.2 in the second half.
This is a wonderfully classical evening of great music in a beautiful setting with free admission – all we ask is that you make a donation in the collection tin.
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