Mark Wigglesworth - Conductor
Mark Gaydon - Bassoon
Dean Newcomb - Clarinet
Adrian Uren - Horn
Wagner - Die Feen: Overture
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante
Tchaikovsky - 'The Nutcracker' Act II
A fairy-tale feast… with plenty of dessert!
For starters, a charming ‘Fairy Overture’ dished up by the 20-year-old Wagner. Then four friends, principal wind players of the ASO, share the delights of a Sinfonia Concertante attributed (partly because it’s so good) to Mozart. A lively dinner conversation in cheerful company…
Act Two of The Nutcracker takes place in the Kingdom of Sweets, where there are dances in celebration of chocolate, tea and coffee. With favourites such as ‘Waltz of the Flowers’ and ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’, Tchaikovsky’s memorable score is magic for the ears. If there’s an aural equivalent of a sweet tooth, this is the fix, and it’s the perfect way to leap into December!