ROSSINI Thieving Magpie Overture
PUCCINI Gianni Schicci: O mio babbino caro
J STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus: Overture and Adele's Laughing Song
LÉHAR Gold and Silver Waltz
LÉHAR The Merry Widow: Vilja
J STRAUSS II Thunder and Lightning Polka
CHOPIN Grande Polonaise for Piano and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty: Waltz
DVORÁK Rusalka: Song to the Moon
TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
ELGAR 'Enigma' Variations: Nimrod
WOOD Fantasia on British Sea Songs: Tom Bowling and Hornpipe
ARNE arr. SARGENT Rule, Britannia!
ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No.1
This concert is full of pomp and circumstance and is conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes, who has become a popular personality with Fairfield Halls audiences over the years. Joined by soprano Elena Xanthoudakis, who has recently sung at the Royal Opera House, and acclaimed pianist Danny Driver, this evening includes an array of beautiful and familiar music from J Strauss II, Léhar, Tchaikovsky and Rossini to the flag-waving music of Elgar, Parry and Henry Wood.
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