A Celebration of the Symphony

We are thrilled to open our new concert season with a celebration of the glorious soundscapes of the symphony!

  • Mozart – The Magic Flute (Overture)
  • Florence Price – Concert Overture No. 2
  • Bruckner – 7th Symphony

The concert begins with one of the greatest operas ever written, the timeless classic The Magic Flute Overture by prolific Austrian symphonist, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

We honour Black History Month with a piece by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. Price’s Concert Overture Number 2, first performed 80 years ago in 1943, is based on three spirituals: Go Down Moses, Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, and Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.

Closing the concert is Anton Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony. Arguably his most popular, it still features amongst the Top 20 most popular symphonies today according to BBC Music Magazine. The beautiful slow adagio movement was written as a tribute to Richard Wagner and includes the first appearance of Wagner tubas in a symphonic work.

For events taking place at the Weston Auditorium, Bar Ambition is the place to go for food and drink. We strongly advise pre-ordering any refreshments to avoid a delay in the interval. Click here to find out more.