Mozart's Jupiter Symphony

plus music by Webern and Berlioz

  • Fri, 18 Sep 2015, 7:30 pm

Skipton Town Hall

Webern Five Pieces for string orchestra Op 5
Berlioz Les nuits d’été
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C 'Jupiter'

Hannah Mason mezzo soprano
Skipton Building Society Camerata
Ben Crick conductor

Ben Crick and Skipton Camerata complete their survey of Mozart’s final great trilogy of symphonies with the Symphony No 41, known as the ‘Jupiter’, a work of such invention and craftsmanship that it truly lives up to its immortal nickname.

The first half of tonight’s concert feature works that have been rearranged by their composers from their originals.  Webern’s crystalline Five Pieces, initially conceived for string quartet, are performed here in the composer’s own arrangement for string orchestra. Similarly, Les nuits d'été is a cycle of six songs composed by Berlioz for voice and piano, which he subsequently orchestrated. For the Berlioz the orchestra is joined by the talented mezzo soprano, Hannah Mason.

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