Ulster Orchestra: Sound the Horn

Ulster Orchestra: Sound the Horn

Friday, 20 January 2023, 7.45pm

Eleanor Alberga Nightscape
Mozart Horn Concerto No.4
Gipps Horn Concerto
Mozart Symphony No. 36 Linz


Leslie Suganandarajah will be your guide as we start our evening in the Caribbean!

Eleanor Alberga’s serenade, Nightscape, invites you to listen to the cicadas, geckos and jazzy parties of Jamaica at night, before soothing you to sleep with a lullaby after all that fun.

Nightscape was written for similar instrumentation as used by Mozart, which provides a neat link into the first of two concertos for Horn and Orchestra. Mozart’s Fourth Horn Concerto is a cheerful, high-energy work, with a soulful central movement and hunting calls in its famous final movement. Ruth Gipps (our second female British composer in this programme) draws on both Mozart’s concerto structure and the jazz and blues influences heard in Nightscape for her own Horn Concerto. An evening of upbeat joy draws to a conclusion with Mozart’s exuberant Symphony No. 36, Linz. This concert is certain to shake off the January blues!

We gratefully acknowledge that this concert is supported by a legacy from Leonard Pugh.

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Published by UlsterOrchestra on 2 August 2022

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