7.30 pm – Entry by donation
Glasgow Orchestral Society, founded in 1870, is a full symphony orchestra with about 70 members. Tonight, however, a smaller group will perform two symphonies by Joseph Haydn who is called the “father of the symphony”. These will be Symphony No 1 in D major and Symphony No 45 in F sharp minor, the “Farewell”. Between the two symphonies, members of the orchestra will be joined by Alan Kitchen and Heloise Bernard in a group of Scottish songs arranged by Haydn for voice, keyboard, violin and cello, using a recent edition published by Glasgow based Professor Marjorie Rycroft.
This will be a very enjoyable programme for a midsummer evening.
Conductor – Allan McPhee
Soprano – Héloïse Bernard
Symphony no 1 in D major
Scottish song arrangements
- The Lea Rig
- A Rosebud by my Early Walk (The Shepherd’s Wife)
- Bonny Wee Thing
- The Birks o’ Aberfeldy (Abergeldie)
Symphony no 45 in F# minor “The Farewell”
This concert is part of the 2022 Wellington Arts Festival.