LUUMS Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert
Saturday 09 June 2012 from 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Great Hall
LUUMS Symphony Orchestra
Nielsen: Helios Overture
Tomasi: Trumpet Concerto
Dvorák: Symphony No.7
Soloist: Matt Yardley
Leader: Naomi Norton
Conductor: Patrick Rimes
Tickets are available on the door.
£3 LUUMS Members
£4 Students, concessions and 'Friends of LUUMS'
Join the LUUMS Symphony Orchestra on their return from tour in Strasbourg for their final concert of the year in the Great Hall at the University of Leeds for some great music from Danish, French and Czech composers.
Nielsen's Helios Overture is one of the Danish composer's most famous and frequently performed works. After a trip to Athens in 1903, Nielsen wrote this work to depict the Sun rising and setting over the Aegean sea, with the darkness and contrasting warmth and light prominent in the music.
Fresh from his Final Year recital, trumpeter Matt Yardley will be giving a blistering performance of Tomasi's most popular work; his Concerto for Trumpet. Written in 1948, the piece is a lively and virtuosic showcase for the trumpet, whilst the supporting orchestral forces are equally energetic making for an exhilarating performance.
Dvorák's 7th Symphony is one of the great Czech composer's most popular works. Written in 1884-85 after he was inspired by hearing Brahms' 3rd Symphony, it was enormously successful at it's world premiere in 1885, and whilst his 9th Symphony now eclipses it as his most famous piece, this 7th Symphony is every bit its equal terms of grandeur and popularity.