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32 Orchestra of Opera North

20th July, 2019, 7:30 pm

| £15 – £30

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Alpesh Chauhan conductor

Camille Thomas cello


Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell)

Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor

Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


In 1946, Benjamin Britten borrowed a little hornpipe by Purcell and used it to take young listeners on an epic tour of the orchestra, introducing countless children to classical music. Another great technicolour orchestral showpiece by Musorgsky evokes the vivid emotional response he had to a series of sketches, watercolours and architectural designs he saw one day at an exhibition. The outstanding cellist Camille Thomas also makes her UK concerto debut with one of the greatest of all English concertos, full of passion and poetry.


Alpesh Chauhan has risen from Birmingham apprentice to international maestro in a dazzlingly short time, and is currently stealing the hearts of the Parmensi.’

– BBC Music Magazine


‘Camille Thomas’s playing certainly repays their confidence: beautifully shaped phrases flow from her bow as naturally as singing, and her impressive virtuosity appears effortless.’ – The Strad


Pre-concert and interval bar


20th July, 2019
7:30 pm
£15 – £30


Grand Hall, Scarborough Spa
South Bay
Scarborough, YO11 2HD
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