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Didcot Concert Orchestra at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

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Prices: £16, £13 Concessions, £9 U16s

Didcot Concert Orchestra

Sunday 14 May 2023 4:00pm

Tags: Music, Performance Hire

"Impressions of Spring and Summer"

Leconte de Lisle's poem Les Éolides (The Breezes) captures an idyllic view of spring, with breezes rustling through trees and meadows alike – vividly portrayed in this symphonic poem by César Franck. Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune is considered a turning point in the history of music – we admire the impressionistic dreams and desires of a faun in the heat of the afternoon. Fauré's Pelleas and Melisande is no less engaging – a four-movement suite containing the best music from his incidental music to Maeterlinck's drama. The overture to The Wasps, written after Vaughan Williams studied with Ravel in Paris, is the most often played movement from incidental music to Aristophanes' play. The tuneful and evocative Symphony no 3 "Scottish" by Mendelssohn was inspired by his summer walking tour of Scotland in 1829.

The programme also features the first performance of a full-orchestral version of Breath of Life by Ukrainian composer Anna Kuzina-Rozhdestvenska.


Please note: This production is a performance hire and not included in Cornerstone Art's Centre curated programme of events. If you are interested in hiring out our venue for your event, please email