Boston Sinfonia to bring sounds of Tchaikovsky to life

Composer Nigel Morley.
Composer Nigel Morley.

It was on a trip to Rome that Russian composer Pyotr Iliych Tchaikovsky was inspired by the sounds of Italian steet songs and folk musicians...and you can be too in Boston this weekend.

Arriving in the nation’s capital in carnival time, he used the tunes that greeted him on his journeys through the streets and channeled them into his work Capriccio Italien.

Boston Sinfonia.

Boston Sinfonia.

The fantasy for orchestra piece – now even known to ‘hipster’ football fans as the soundtrack to James Richardson’s Guardian European Newspaper Review - was composed over five months in 1880.

Now those sounds of Rome, imagined by a Russian, will come to Lincolnshire as Boston Sinfonia prepare to perform the work this weekend.

The concert will take place at Haven High Academy, Marian Road, on Saturday evening.

Soloist Neil Atkinson will also join the Sinfonia.

Other performances on the evening will include Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No2 and Alexander Glazunov’s Symphony No4.

Boston Sinfonia was founded in June 1996 by Stephen Maher to give a platform to local professional-standard, top-rate musicians to provide classical music for people of Boston and surrounding areas, to accompany local choral societies and also encourage young talented musicians to play to a professional standard.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from Harmony Music, West Street, Boston (01205 355366).

They will also be available on the door, priced at £12.

Entry is free for under 18s.

The show will begin at 7.30pm.