Three greats in one night

Boston Sinfonia.
Boston Sinfonia.

Three differing - but equally as emotive - pieces of music will be performed by Boston Sinfonia this Saturday.

Metamorphosen for string orchestra (Richard Strauss), (1864 – 1949), Overture to the opera “Bastien und Bastienne” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) and Symphony no 3 “Eroica” (Ludwig van Beethoven) will all be heard at St Mary’s Church, Frampton.

The brief work by Mozart was composed when he was just 12 years old, but remains a well-loved piece.

In contrast, Strauss composed Metamorphosen when he was in his 80s.

The moving piece was his mourning of the destruction of Germany during the Second World War.

The night’s main body of work is a complete juxtaposition to Strauss’ work as Beethoven’s mighty Symphony no 3 is a celebration of the human spirit.

Both Mozart and Strauss are musically related to Beethoven’s symphony.

Mozart’s overture, written in 1768 precedes the Beethoven by over three decades but the connection will be clearly heard as they share the same opening musical idea.

Boston Sinfonia will bring a 52-piece orchestra to Frampton for the performance, which will be directed by Nigel Morley.

The show will begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 each and are available from Harmony Music (West Street) or by PayPal at www.bostonsinfonia.org.uk.

Alternately, tickets will cost £12 on the door.