Concert Review by William Marshall
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 6 February 2012
The second half of this concert consisted of the music from Act Two of Tchaikovsky‘s Nutcracker ballet – possibly the most familiar sequence of much-loved melodies and instrumental colourations in the entire repertoire.
The first half, by contrast, featured Lutoslawsksi‘s Concerto for Orchestra, possibly never performed in Huddersfield before. The balance between familiarity and new musical territory was therefore a very good one. Or did the name of Lutoslawski on the programme ..read more
Starting 2012′s celebrations of 150 years of orchestral performance by the Phil this showcase concert, conducted by Nicholas Smith in Huddersfield Town Hall, comprises:Verdi: Overture – La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny) Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – Act 2
Leader: Mary Barber
We are delighted to announce an exciting series of four subscriber concerts next season, celebrating our 150th Anniversary in year 2012, conducted by Nicholas Smith.
Dates booked for the Huddersfield Town Hall (“subscriber” season 2011-12) are as follows, with the musical programmes as indicated – all subject to finalisation and confirmation.
Saturday 12th November 2011 Khachaturian: Three movements from the Masquerade Suite Brahms: Violin Concerto. Soloist Martyn Jackson Borodin: Symphony No 2
Saturday 4th February 2012 Verdi: Overture – The Force of Destiny Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – ..read more