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Didcot Concert Orchestra at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

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Prices: £15, Concs £13 and £9 U16s

Didcot Concert Orchestra

Sunday 22 May 2022 4:00pm

Tags: Music

The Russian theme to our eighth concert begins with the stirring Adagio from Spartacus - made popular by the TV series The Onedin Line. Nicolai Myaskovsky composed in the tuneful tradition of his teachers Glière, Lyadov and Rimsky-Korsakov, and became known as the father of the Russian symphony – his 27th (and last) being the finest – a truly unjustly neglected masterpiece. Mussorgsky's glittering Pictures at an Exhibition, as stunningly orchestrated by Ravel, needs little introduction to concert audiences – as a descriptive musical portrayal of works of art by Victor Hartmann during his travels abroad.

Note: This concert programme was planned several years ago and DCO's view, in line with the policies of Making Music and the Association of British Orchestras, is that the works of deceased Russian composers are a part of Western culture to be celebrated and not censored. In order to demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Ukraine, DCO plans to include a piece by a living Ukrainian composer and DCO's founders invite visitors to our website to donate, as we have, to the Disasters Emergency Committee's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at this time of Ukraine's great need.