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University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Date: Sunday 18 June 2006

Time: 16:00

Venue: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

Cost: £6 (£4 concessions)

  • Tchaikovsky - Romeo & Juliet
  • Shostakovich - Jazz Suite No.2
  • Shostakovich - Tahiti Trot
  • Rossini - Stabat Mater
  • Soprano - Tinuke Olafimihan
  • Mezzo Soprano - Gaynor Keeble
  • Tenor - Paul Hopwood
  • Bass - Jonathan May

Having been on tour to Italy in March this year, the Symphony Orchestra will be reminiscing as they play Tchaikovsky's music inspired by the star-crossed lovers from Verona. The charming eight-movement Jazz Suite for full orchestra was compiled by unknown colleagues of Shostakovich - possibly in the 1940s - from his film and stage scores. A waltz from this suite was used in the sound-track of Stanley Kubrick's last film Eyes Wide Shut. The concert ends with Rossini's Italianate choral work the Stabat Mater, Chorus and Orchestra and an impressive line-up of soloists in full swing.

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