New season to start for Axe Vale Orchestra

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 October 2017

Axe Vale Orchestra. Picture: Contributed

Axe Vale Orchestra. Picture: Contributed


The new season of musical entertainment is set to start for Axe Vale Orchestra

The Axe Vale Orchestra starts its new season with a mixed programme of classical, romantic and 20th century music, writes Peter Dawson.

Under the baton of Arturo Serna, their first concert opens with Mendelssohn’s overture to Ruy Blas, in which he evokes the passion and intrigue of Victor Hugo’s romantic drama.

Mozart’s Paris symphony (no 31) dates from his stay in that city (1778) and with its new form, it was enthusiastically received by his audience there.

Four Russian Songs by Anatoly Liadov, published in 1906, demonstrate the ‘orchestral colour’ for which he is known.

As the centrepiece of the concert, flautist Jeremy White will play Francis Poulenc’s lively and moving Sonata for Flute in the arrangement for flute and orchestra by Lennox Berkeley.

The concert is at 3pm on Sunday, October 15, in St Andrew’s Church, Colyton, and is followed, as always with tea and cakes.

Tickets are £10 (free for children and young people in full-time education) and are available from The Archway Bookshop in Axminster, The Little Shop, in Colyton and on the door.

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