Cute and quirky, wild and free, animals have captivated generations of composers with their musical potential. The sounds they inspire range from whimsical, to terrifying, to majestic – from Mussorgsky’s witty Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, to Sibelius’ noble tribute to a flight of swans. Take a walk on the orchestra’s wild side as we explore pieces written to portray creatures great and small.
Featuring: Guy Noble - Conductor/Presenter
Program to include: Elena Kats-Chernin Wild Swan Suite: Excerpts Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks Sibelius Symphony No.5: Allegro molto