"The beast is the baroque bassoon." Our Co-Principal Bassoon, Peter Whelan, gives you the lowdown on his instrument youtu.be/ls-bij2qMT4
We need you, the audience, to help us come up with a title for one of our 2017–2018 concerts.
Just suggest a title for the concert. Then we’ll choose one, use it, and give you a pair of tickets to the concert (or another from next season if you prefer).
While some people might be tempted by a concert called Sir Roger Norrington Conducts Haydn, Mozart, Chevalier de Saint-Georges and Beethoven, it doesn’t look very appealing in adverts and brochures. That’s why we called that programme Compulsive Lyres and Fowl Play (the Mozart was his flute and harp concerto and the Haydn was The Hen) when we performed it earlier this year. And the title came from an audience suggestion. In previous years you gave us Lord of the Strings, The Only Brahms and the Last Schumann, and Fingers, Felix & The Freeshooter. Obviously alliteration and puns are encouraged.
We’re struggling with this Royal Festival Hall concert in 2018:
Adam Fischer conductor
Mozart Overture from Idomeneo
Mozart Estinto è Idomeneo? or Non temer, amato bene from Idomeneo
Mozart Symphony No.25
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Haydn Symphony No. 103, The Drumroll