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November 2021

POETRY IN MUSIC: THE SYMPHONIC POEM

November 7th at 18:30 to November 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Liszt invented the idea of a one-movement orchestral piece depicting a poem, painting or story. Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Berlioz had created the background and many composers followed Liszt's example with much-loved showpieces, including Smetana, Sibelius and R Strauss. Ian France (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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January 2022

HIGH PEAKS OF THE ROMANTIC SYMPHONY

Sunday January 16, 2022 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Brahms' Symphony No. 4 is the summation of his writing. Dvorak's best-known 9th - 'From the New World'. Tchaikovsky's 6th 'Pathetique' (passionate, or emotional, in Russian). Mahler's ever-fresh 1st concludes a wonderful journey! Ian France (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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