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In the English Countryside

 In the English Countryside

“In the English Countryside”

Join us as Music Director James Richard Frieman leads The New Millennium Chamber Orchestra in a concert of music inspired by the English countryside.
The concert will feature concertmaster Colyn Fischer in Ralph Vaughan Williams‘ celebrated tone poem “The Lark Ascending“, which evokes the bucolic atmosphere of English countryside as it was in the early 20th century.
Also featured on the concert are Gustav Holst‘s “A Somerset Rhapsody” based on three folk songs from the county of Somerset and “An English Suite” for string orchestra by Sir Hubert Parry, one of England’s most inventive composers and a teacher of both Vaughan Williams and Holst.
Rounding out the program are two works by George Butterworth: the idyllic “On the Banks of Green Willow” and “A Shropshire Lad“, an orchestral epilogue to the composer’s achingly beautiful song cycle on poems of A. E. Housman.

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Program

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending

Gustav Holst

A Somerset Rhapsody

Sir Hubert Parry

An English Suite

George Butterworth

On the Banks of Green Willow

George Butterworth

A Shropshire Lad

Performers

James Richard Frieman

Music Director, Conductor

Colyn Fischer

Concertmaster, violin