Vivaldi and Mozart Concertos

for bassoon and french horn

  • Sat, 17 Jul 2021, 7:30 pm

Skipton Town Hall

Marianna Martines Symphony in C

Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in E minor
Joseph Bologne Symphony No 2 in D
Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat

Linton Stephens bassoon
David Tollington horn

Skipton Building Society Camerata
Ben Crick conductor

Conductor Ben Crick and the musicians of Skipton Building Society Camerata perform a pair of symphonies by composers now enjoying a comeback, and a pair of concertos highlighting the talent of two long-standing members of the orchestra. 

Bassoonist Linton Stephens and horn player David Tollington have both been regular principals of Camerata for many years. They now return as soloists to dazzle you with their artistry and virtuosity in concertos by Vivaldi and Mozart. 

The concert also includes short symphonies by two unjustly neglected contemporaries of Mozart. Marianna Martines was one of 18th-century Vienna’s most prominent composers receiving more acclaim than perhaps any other female composer of her time, yet her name is barely known today. The same is also true of the grandly named Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, son of a French plantation owner and a Senegalese slave, who gained widespread fame as a talented musician, swordsman and civil rights campaigner.

The concert lasts one hour with no interval.

 

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