Kew Sinfonia and Eleanor Turner (harp) with Spiders and Birds

5 Oct 2019
7:30 pm
St Anne's Church

Kew Sinfonia

Tom Evans (leader)

James Day (conductor)

Eleanor Turner (harp)

Symphony No 35 in D, 'Haffner' K 385 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Spider's Web, for harp and string orchestra - Paul Patterson

The Birds (Gli uccelli) - Ottorino Respighi

The Spider's Banquet, 'Festin de l'Araignée' Op 17 - Albert Roussel

Beauty and cruelty in nature. Tuneful birds and deadly spiders. Soloist Eleanor Turner weaves a charming web in Patterson’s concerto for harp and strings. Respighi brings baroque imitations of bird song to today’s chamber orchestra and Roussel’s ballet music gives insects very human emotions with a surprising twist (spoiler alert). Mozart of course transcends all these earthly concerns.


Tickets £15. students £6



Presented by Kew Sinfonia

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