COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks
PROKOFIEV (arr. Simon Cox) Suite for Brass Septet
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
Simon Wright Conductor
Brass & Percussion of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Brilliance and majesty are in abundance in a glorious programme that shines a spotlight on the brass and percussion sections of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Resident Orchestra at London's Cadogan Hall. Copland’s ever-popular Fanfare for the Common Man provides a blazing start to this streaming concert, followed in true regal style with Handel’s jubilant Music for the Royal Fireworks, commissioned by King George II to accompany a firework display on the River Thames.
Prokofiev’s Suite for Brass Septet, originally written for piano, is a set of miniatures that opens with a bold and brash March, before moving to the Gavotte that dances with a stately melody. The concert concludes with a special arrangement of Mussorgsky’s colourful Pictures at an Exhibition, a musical gallery tour concluding with the grand Great Gate of Kiev.
Streaming on the RPO's YouTube channel from Thursday 17 June, 7.30pm until 1 July. Follow this link to set a reminder.