Windsor Symphony Orchestra presents Fire and Water throughout the region, April 21 to 23, 2017. The Fire and Water concert will be comprised of Handel’s Water Music Suite no. 2 and Telemann’s Water Music Suite paired with Haydn’s Symphony no. 59. Shows are being held in Chatham, Leamington and Windsor.
This regular season performance will be conducted by Robert Franz and feature the violin work of Lillian Scheirich with her performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D minor.
George Frideric Handel’s Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often considered as three suites, composed for a boating party for King George I. It premiered in 1717 when the king requested a concert on the River Thames.
Water Music is the common name of an orchestral suite by the German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, with the full title Hamburger Ebb’ und Fluth. He composed the piece in ten movements to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Hamburg Admiralty in a performance in 1723.
Symphony No. 59 in A major is a relatively early work by Joseph Haydn that is known popularly as the Fire Symphony. Composed before 1769, the symphony has long been known as the Feuer or Fire symphony.
Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in D minor was composed by Felix Mendelssohn at the age of thirteen. It has three movements, Allegro–Andante–Allegro, and performance duration is approximately 22 minutes.
Dates for the performances are Saturday, Apr 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Leamington United Mennonite Church, Sunday, Apr 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Heritage Auditorium, University of Windsor and Friday, April 21 at St. Andrew´s United Church in Chatham.
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