A concert dedicated purely to music for wind instruments presenting a fine selection of pieces composed between 1878 and 1974 featuring characteristic sound colours from the composers’ countries of origin: Antonín Dvořák (Bohemia), Gordon Jacob (England) and Jean Francaix (France).
Dvořák’s Serenade for wind instruments in D minor (1878) is a magnificent work whose composition was sparked by a fascination of the Czech composer with one of Mozart’s wind serenades. Here too, Dvořák does what he is so famous and admired for: combining beautifully the classical serenade genre with traditional Czech and Bohemian dance forms, rhythms and melodic patterns.
Francaix’s Le gay Paris (1974) for trumpet and wind ensemble is a light-hearted piece full of humorous dialogues between the soloist and the wind instruments.
The concert close with Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles (1959) that is based on four early English folk songs, to which the composer adds his own unique musical twist, thus making them all the more enjoyable and fun.
Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for wind instruments, op. 44
Jean Françaix: Le Gay Paris for trumpet and wind ensemble
Gordon Jacob: Old Wine in New Bottles
Soloist: Gareth Griffiths (trumpet) I Conductor: Zoe Tsokanou
Rialto Theatre - Wednesday, 16th of June 2021 at 20:30
Rialto Box Office : 77 77 77 45 www.rialto.com.cy, Rialto App
Tickets: €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18)
*The concert will also be presented in Paphos on 17/6 & at the Markideio Municipal Theate in Nicosia on 18/6 at the Pallas Theatre.