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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 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