Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3PM
First Baptist Church, Wheeling & College Sts., Washington,
The annual Chamber Ensemble offers a variety of classical
selections from your favorite composers performed by our
talented musicians under the direction of WSO Chamber
Conductor William Galvin.
Included in this year's Chamber Ensemble selections are
Lincolnshire Posy by English composer Percy Grainger,
and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Third Horn Concerto,
featuring soloist Brian Fulton.
Mozart composed four horn concertos for the French horn
player Joseph Leutgeb, his lifelong friend. (The two
men remained friends even after Leutgeb moved from Salzburg,
where he was an orchestra player at the Emperor's court, to
open a cheese shop in Vienna!) The Third Concerto,
probably from 1787, is typical in that it is in
three movements, an Allegro, followed by a slower movement
(Romance), and a concluding Allegro in rondo form.
Percy Grainger is one of the most celebrated English
composers of the twentieth century. Lincolnshire
Posy (1937) is a work composed of six movements that
celebrates a collection of folk songs Grainger collected on
a trip to Lincolnshire three decades earlier. In his
dedication for the piece, Grainger wrote that it was for
'the old folksingers who sang so sweetly to me.'
All tickets for the 2014 Chamber Concert are $10, and they
are sold only
on-line or at the door.
THE WSO PROUDLY PRESENTS
THE 2013-2014 SEASON