Bedford Sinfonia

Bedfordshire Orchestral Society

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A pan-European welcome to the season

Sat 10 October 2015 - 7.30pm

St Paul’s Church, Bedford



During World War I, Ravel started writing a suite in celebration of French baroque music, using dance forms of Couperin’s day. But it came to have a more personal importance as the war took several close friends. He dedicated each movement to one of these lost friends and named the work ‘Le Tombeau de Couperin’, incorporating both memorial ideas in the title. Wonderful music, as is the next item, Prokofiev’s masterly 2nd violin concerto. Full of lyricism and excitement, it thrilled its first audience in 1935 and has never looked back. For us it brings the added treat of violinist Jaroslaw Nadrzycki as soloist. Finally, Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony, its sunny disposition giving no hint of the misery the composer’s increasing deafness was imposing on him; lovely to listen to and lovely to play.

Soloist Jaroslaw Nadrzycki

Conductor Michael Rose

Bedford Sinfonia

Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2

Beethoven Symphony No. 2


Adults                       £11

Children/Students        £5

2015-2016 Concert Season