Vives 'Les Olympiques'!

3:00pm, Sun, 14 Jul 2024

  • Event Details
  • Production: Vives 'Les Olympiques'!
    Type of event: Performance
    Start time: 3:00pm
    Venue: The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG
    Description: Vives 'Les Olympiques'!
    Richmondshire Orchestra will be under starter's orders for a special 'Olympics-2024'-themed concert, featuring music by composers from countries ranking top in the 1924 Paris Olympics medal table.

    Representing France on what will be 'Bastille Day' we have Offenbach's Overture to 'Orpheus in the Underworld', with its quintessential Can Can; from the US, Gershwin's 'American in Paris' and from Italy, Rossini's 'William Tell' Overture.

    Meanwhile, what concert dedicated to the Olympic Games would be complete without the iconic theme to Vangelis' British film 'Chariots of Fire'?

    • Rossini, Overture 'William Tell'
    • Jarnefelt, Praeludium
    • Arnold, English Dances (set 2, Numbers 5-8, Opus 33)
    • Vangelis, Theme from 'Chariots of Fire'
    • Sibelius, Karelia Suite
    • Offenbach, Overture 'Orpheus in the Underworld'
    • Gershwin, An American in Paris
    Richmondshire Orchestra is pleased to announce that this concert will be in support of Herriot Hospice Homecare. Herriot Hospice support local families living with terminal illness and bereavement and are currently developing a new hospice at the former Lambert Memorial Hospital in Thirsk. This warm and welcoming space will offer inpatient hospice care, bereavement support rooms, a cafe and a community hub facility, bringing inpatient hospice care closer to home for families in Thirsk, Northallerton, Hambleton and Richmondshire. Visit their website to find out more about their work.