Orchestra Nova with soloist Elise Kearney
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orchestra NOVA, with conductor Andrew Hermon, invites
you to spend an afternoon with Fred and George;
featuring a programme of music by French and English
The concert opens with Herold’s Overture to his opera
‘Zampa’; a tale which the main character, after losing the
family fortune deserts his betrothed and runs away to
become a pirate.
It is followed by Borne’s Carmen Fantasia featuring
soloist Elise Kearney on Flute. Based on themes from
Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’, Borne created a tour de force
which has become a staple of the solo flute repertoire.
The first half finishes with the Prelude to Bizet’s
The Pearl Fishers.
The second half showcases the music of George Fredrick Handel; opening with his famous OmbrMai Fu from Xerxes. The concert finishes with a suite,
especially arranged for this concert, featuring movements
from Handel’s Water Music suites and Music for the
Conducted by Andrew Hermon and featuring soloist Elise Kearney (Flute)