From the Harford Center for the Arts:
Bel Air, MD (April 16, 2010) “From the British Isles,” the last of the subscription series concerts for the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra for the 2009-10 Season, will be presented on Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Bel Air High School. The concert includes “Irish Tune from County Derry” which was an ancient melody from Northern Ireland that Grainger first published as an a capella choral work. He eventually published eight different versions of the work. The orchestra version reproduces the familiar tune of “Danny Boy” that bespeaks Ireland to many.
The Oboe Concerto by Sir Malcolm Arnold features Harford County native Patrick Carter as oboe soloist. Vaughan Williams’ “A London Symphony” paints a musical picture of this famous city from the chimes of “Big Ben” to the flow of the river Thames.
The concert is made even more special by the inclusion of members of the Harford County Public Schools All-County High School Orchestra, playing side-by-side with SSO musicians. The SSO encourages talented youth from Harford County by providing the opportunity to play alongside mature musicians. The students will join the SSO on the Grainger and Vaughan Williams works.
Tickets can be purchased in advance through TicketLeap.com or visit www.ssorchestra.org. They may also be purchased at Preston’s Stationery, MusicLand, and Joyful Sounds. Tickets purchased in advance are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (60+), and $12 for students.