Saturday 27th January 2024, at 19:30hrs

Venue: St Michael's Parish Church, EH49 7AL

Rossini, Mendelssohn and Dvorak

Tickets: £16, U26 £6, Children free. Also included in Linlithgow Arts Guild Season Ticket


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Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, ‘Scottish’ 

Rossini: William Tell

Writing about his Symphony No.3, composed following a visit to Scotland, Mendelssohn wrote: “We went, in deep twilight, to the palace where Queen Mary lived and loved … Everything around is broken and mouldering and the bright sky shines in. I believe I found the beginning of my Scotch[sic] Symphony there today.” [July 30th 1829]. Mendelssohn loved Scotland and this symphony is surely one his most expressive and poetic works.

(The "palace" referred to is Holyrood, not Linlithgow!)

As if one well-loved symphony is not enough, we also offer Dvořák’s seventh – a dramatic work certainly, but brim full of those characteristically warm-hearted melodies that only he could pen.

We bring our concert to a rousing conclusion indeed with Rossini’s “William Tell” Overture – guaranteed to send you out into the January night with yet more themes buzzing around in the head – whatever the weather!

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Sinfonia was founded in 1970 by Neil Mantle, who has conducted it ever since in over two hundred concerts. It has a basic playing strength of ninety players, augmented as required from a pool of around 160 members.

The orchestra is a highly successful mixture of professional players, instrumental teachers and amateurs with an age range of seventeen to seventy, all united in one common aim: to make music to the highest standard of which they are capable. Linlithgow Arts Guild is delighted to welcome the orchestra back to play in St. Michael’s