Friday 10th November 2017
Blackburn King George's Hall, Blackburn
From £18 (concessions available)
Concert begins at 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time 9.15pm
Mozart - Ch’io mi scordi di te: Aria for Soprano and Orchestra
Mozart - Symphony No. 34
Mahler - Symphony No. 4
Joanne Lunn, Soprano
Mozart and Mahler is a combination made in heaven. Ryan Wigglesworth begins his return to Blackburn at the keyboard, accompanying a soprano in Mozart’s aria for voice, piano and orchestra ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te’ (‘Should I forget you’). The two soloists interact exquisitely in one of the greatest declarations of love in all music. Mozart’s C major symphony was also influenced by opera and exudes both tenderness and impish humour.
The second half of the concert is Mahler’s magnificent Fourth Symphony, his most touching and lyrical. The first movement recalls Mozart’s classical style, the second evokes the grim fiddler of German folklore and the third is a sublime slow movement. Finally comes a setting of poetry depicting a child’s vision of paradise, with sweets in profusion and bread baked by angels.
(Image credit: Benjamin Ealovega)