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The First Cuckoo: Nature Unwrapped

Sunday 22 March 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The First Cuckoo

Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo
Delius Spring Summer Night on the River
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Mozart The Queen of the Night Arias: Der Hölle Rache & O zittre nicht (from The Magic Flute)
Haydn Symphony no. 83 in G minor, Hob.I:83 (La Poule)

Conductor George Jackson
Violin Emmanuel Bach
Coloratura Samantha Hay







Following an invitation from the London Chamber Music Society, we are delighted to return to Kings  Place for the fourth time. Inspired by our name, Firebird explores some of nature’s ornithological themes in music. Delius’s beautiful evocation of the first cuckoo calling in Spring is coupled with arias from Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute,’ an opera enlivened with birdsong and sonic references to the natural world. The larger works in the concert include Mendelssohn’s famous Violin Concerto, with Emmanuel Bach as soloist, and Haydn’s ever-popular ‘Hen’ Symphony, named for the first movement’s unusual musical theme. Emmanuel enjoys a busy solo career with concerts at Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St George’s Bristol, St Martin-in-the Fields and St James’s Piccadilly.

“…dazzling coloratura and fearless top notes drew audible gasps!”

This concert has been organised in collaboration with the London Chamber Music Society

Tickets: £14.50 to £29.50; savers £9.50* + £3 booking fee

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Sunday 22 March 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Kings Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG
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