Karin Hendrickson conductor
Peter Francomb horn
Royal Northern Sinfonia
ROSSINI Overture L'Italiana in Algeri
STRAUSS Horn Concerto No. 2 (Peter Francomb, soloist)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 (Italian)
The Royal Northern Sinfonia present a concert to take you on a sunny exploration of Italy and the Alps. Rossini’s scintillating overture to his opera The Italian Girl in Algiers, followed by Richard Strauss virtuous 2nd Horn Concerto, one of his last great works and the most performed and recorded horn concerto of the 20th century. Finally we return to the Mediterranean with Mendelssohn’s sunny Italian Symphony.
Karin Hendrickson (conductor), Peter Francomb (horn)
Pre-concert talk with members of the orchestra at 6.45pm.