Music, Classical
Spring Concert: Presented by Orchestra of Square Chapel: – Conducted by John Lyon

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    17 Mar

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    Red Brick Auditorium

    Square Chapel
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Schumann’s Third Symphony (“Rhenish”) was inspired by a trip down the Rhine to visit Cologne Cathedral. This heroic work reflects Schumann’s optimism in his new post as Dusseldorf’s Municipal Music director, and takes its place as one of the most inspirational works of the nineteenth century.

Weber’s ever-popular Bassoon Concerto is one of only two classical concerti in the bassoon repertoire – the other being by Mozart. After Weber’s very successful Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra, many wind players approached him to write them a concerto, and Weber chose the bassoon soloist Georg Friedrich Brandt. Today’s soloist will be the Orchestra’s principal player, Vicky Chandler.

● Mozart Overture: Cosi fan Tutte
● Weber: Bassoon concerto (soloist: Vicky Chandler)
● Elgar: Chanson de Nuit et Chanson de Matin
● Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)

We welcome back John Lyon for this concert. John Lyon is a conductor, music educator, and arranger/orchestrator based in Sheffield, currently serving as the principal conductor for Leeds Symphony Orchestra and working frequently as a freelance conductor of the symphonic and operatic repertoires. He is a highly driven educator working for Sheffield City Council’s Music Hub, and an active freelance violinist, choral singer, and arranger/orchestrator.

Doors open: 14:30
Concert starts: 15:00
Interval: 15:50 – 16:10
Concert ends: 17:00

Red Brick Auditorium