St Albans Symphony Orchestra (SASO) 13th May 2023 concert

Sat May 13th
  19:30 to 22:00
 St Saviour C Of E Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans, UK
 St Albans Symphony Orchestra


The St Albans Symphony Orchestra (SASO) returns to St Saviour’s Church in St Albans on Saturday the 13th of May.
Conducted by Christopher Stark, SASO will play Stravinsky’s Symphonies for Wind Instruments, then welcome mezzo-soprano Katie Bray to sing two arias from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro: Voi che sapete and Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio, and Five Songs for Liane, composed by SASO bass trombonist Keith Marr.
Following the interval, the concert will conclude with Mendelssohn’s fifth Symphony.
In the title of his work, Stravinsky used the word “symphonies” (note the plural form) not to label the work as an essay in the symphonic form, but rather in the word’s older, broader connotation, from the Greek, of “sounding together”. The music of the Symphonies draws on Russian folk elements, and is constructed of “contrasting episodes at three different yet related tempos”.
The Marriage of Figaro is considered one of the greatest operas ever written; it is a cornerstone of the repertoire and appears consistently in the top ten most frequently performed operas.
Keith Marr dedicated his Five Songs to his close friend Liane, who sadly died.
Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 ‘Reformation’ was composed in 1830 in honour of the 300th anniversary of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, a significant event of the Protestant Reformation.
Tickets are on sale, priced at £18 (nave), £13 (aisle), £5 (student), £2 (accompanied child).
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Telephone: 01525 862097 or 07976 800445.


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