The Full Works Concert - Friday 25 July, 8pm

Jane Jones celebrates the start of the school holidays with music inspired by composers' travels.

Most schools around the country broke up this week, so we are celebrating the start of the holidays on the Full Works Concert – as well as the start of the weekend for those for whom school holidays are a distant memory. 

Jane Jones has two hours of music inspired by holidays: from Tchaikovsky’s musical postcard of Florence to the symphony Mozart dedicated to Prague.

And the concert starts with Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, inspired by the Scottish islands which made a profound impact on the composer.

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Felix MendelssohnHebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
Edward Gardner conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Jay UngarThe Ashokan Farewell
Major J.R. Perkins conducts the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D major K.504 ‘Prague’
Rene Jacobs conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Ernest John Moeran: Bank Holiday
Piano: Una Hunt

Arnold Bax: On the Sea Shore
Vernon Handley conducts the Ulster Orchestra

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence Opus 70
Sarah Nemtanu, Luc Hery, Sabine Toutain, Christophe Gaugue; Raphael Perraud; Jean-Luc Bourre

Emmanuel Chabrier: Espana
Neeme Jarvi conducts the Orchestra of the Suisse Romande