Conductor Vincent Hardaker
Dukas La Péri: Fanfare
Rameau (arr. Cox) Dardanus: Suite for Brass Septet
Poulenc Suite française
Thomas Adès Sonata da caccia
Bernard Divertissement for Double Wind Quintet
The APO’s wind and brass musicians shine in a fascinating French programme. Stravinsky qualifies by having written his sprightly Octet while living in Biarritz, France. Dukas’ La Péri is the archetypal fanfare. Rameau is perhaps the most suave Baroque composer ever, and the tradition of Gallic musical wit is epitomised in Poulenc’s jolly Suite française and Bernard’s Divertissement.
A special late addition to the programme is Thomas Adès’ Sonata da caccia featuring Guest Principal Horn James Sommerville, Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony, who has been performing with APO for the past few months. It will be the southern hemisphere première of Adès’ work.
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