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Finchley Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler, Wagner and Mozart | Trinity Church Centre London  | Sat 14th March 2020 Lineup

Finchley Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler, Wagner and Mozart

Trinity Church Centre in London

Saturday 14th March 2020

7:30pm til 9:30am

No age restrictions

Mahler Symphony No 4, Wagner 'Siegfried Idyll' and Mozart arias

 
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Finchley Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler, Wagner and Mozart on Saturday 14th March 2020

Mahler’s fourth symphony forgoes the heavy orchestral forces of his first three for lighter textures; it is also rather shorter. The composer explores themes of childhood and innocence with a finale in which the soprano sings of a child’s vision of heaven, “the angelic voices gladden our senses, so that all awaken for joy.”

We keep to the childhood theme with ‘Siegfried Idyll’, a birthday present to Wagner’s wife Cosima after the birth of their son Siegfried. It, too, inhabits a sound world very different from most of Wagner’s music.

Two splendid arias by Mozart complete our programme. From one of his least known works, the unfinished opera ‘Zaide’, comes ‘Ruhe Sanft’. Most of our audience will know ‘Dove sono’, one of the highlights of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’.

For this concert we welcome guest conductor Robert Hodge and soprano Emily Garland.

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Classical

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