May 19, 2024

Humperdinck, Elgar, Strauss & Dvořák

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  • Humperdinck - Prelude to Hansel & Gretel
  • Elgar - Three Bavarian Dances
  • Strauss - Horn Concerto No.1
  • Dvořák - Symphony No.7

Horn: Annemarie Federle
Conductor: Simon Wright
Leader: Fiona Love

Our final concert in this season will see us welcome a new soloist for the orchestra and for York, Annemarie Federle was a brass winner and finalist in the 2020 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition; she is currently principal horn for the amazing Aurora Orchestra and was recently appointed principal horn for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be a privilege for us to hear her play the wonderful Strauss concerto - which he wrote for his dad!

By way of introduction to the Strauss, we have the beautiful prelude to Hansel & Gretel by Humperdinck, followed by the rarely performed Bavarian Dances by Sir Edward Elgar

For the second half, it will be a delight to perform one of Dvořák's other symphonies (other than the one that always gets played!); his seventh symphony is another example of what a superlative tunesmith he was, full of wonderful tunes and rhythms. A joyous conclusion to the season.

Please note that this concert is a Sunday matinee.


We will always endeavour to perform the concert as shown; however, should circumstances require, the orchestra reserves the right to amend the concert date, timing, concert programme, soloist and ticket pricing without prior notice.


Annemarie Federle
Annemarie Federle
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