Bax’s Summer Music is a delightfully evocative piece intended to remind you, in the composer’s own words, of ‘a little bit of southern England under the sun’.
From Southern England to Switzerland, Honegger’s Pastorale d’été is a short symphonic poem for chamber orchestra originally inspired by his vacation in the Swiss Alps. It is an atmospheric and restrained work which has been described as ‘a latter-day Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune’ (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy). It forms the perfect musical impression of a peaceful early morning in the mountains.
To close, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, a work composed by Johannes Brahms in the summer of 1873 in Bavaria.
Join the Ulster Orchestra for 50 minutes of sunshine in the last lunchtime concert of the 2012/ 2013 Season.
Date and Time: 12 June, 1.05pm
Venue: Ulster Hall
Supported by JTI