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Tchaikovsky Gala
Saturday 6 April 2013 7.30pm
The Hawth, Crawley
CONDUCTOR - Barry Wordsworth
Violin - Tamsin Waley-Cohen

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker - Suite No.1

TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin: Polonaise

TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

A celebration of the genius of Tchaikovsky, arguably Russia's finest classical composer, and his masterly and vivid orchestral music. The lush Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture is for many the perfect illustration of the fate of those star-cross'd lovers. Unbelievably, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto was dismissed and regarded as unplayable and awkward when it was first performed; thankfully Tchaikovsky stuck to his laurels and the Concerto is now a firm favourite. Concluding the concert is a colourful array of excerpts from the well-loved Nutcracker ballet score, the glittering Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and the explosive drama of the 1812 Overture.

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm by Terry Barfoot: Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Tickets: 4. Please contact the Box Office to book.

Box Office: 01293 553636