Holy Innocents, Fallowfield (view map here)
|Lalo||Namouna Ballet Suite No. 1|
|Rimsky-Korsakov||Symphony No. 2 ‘Antar’|
|Saint-Saëns||Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah|
Juan Ortuno | conductor
John Resek | leader
The overture to Rossini’s opera Semiramide – premièred on 3rd February 1823 – opens this concert with a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean theme. The first suite from Lalo’s Spanish-infused ballet Namouna, set in Corfu, then takes centre-stage before Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Symphony No. 2 ‘Antar’, inspired by an ancient Arabic legend, gives proceedings a distinct Arabian feel. The Bacchanale from Saint-Saëns’ opera based on the biblical story of Samson and Delilah ensures this concert of exotic music ends in riotous celebration.
Concert venue address:
Holy Innocents Church, 2 Wilbraham Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6JZ
Available on the door from 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available online.
Price: £8 ( £7 concessions, accompanied children FREE).