Orchestra of Opera North: Britten, Elgar, Mussorgsky

Ryedale Festival

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Alpesh Chauhan, Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma, returns to the Orchestra of Opera North, and the outstanding cellist Camille Thomas makes her UK concerto debut with one of the greatest of all English concertos, full of passion and poetry.

In 1946, Benjamin Britten borrowed a little hornpipe by Purcell and used it to take young listeners on an epic tour of the orchestra, introducing countless children to classical music. Another great technicolour orchestral showpiece by Mussorgsky evokes the vivid emotional response he had to a series of sketches, watercolours and architectural designs he saw one day at an exhibition.


Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell)

Elgar Cello Concerto

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

£15 – £30


Alpesh Chauhan

Camille Thomas

‘Alpesh Chauhan has risen from Birmingham apprentice to international maestro in a dazzlingly short time, and is currently stealing the hearts of the Parmensi.’

– BBC Music Magazine

‘Camille Thomas’s playing certainly repays their confidence: beautifully shaped phrases flow from her bow as naturally as singing, and her impressive virtuosity appears effortless.’

– The Strad

Orchestra of Opera North: Britten, Elgar, Mussorgsky
Orchestra of Opera North: Britten, Elgar, Mussorgsky

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