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University Sinfonia

THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN 2010 Patrick Burnett Charlotte Daniel, conductors NIELSEN Helios Overture DVORÁK Vodník (The Water Goblin BALAKIREV Symphony No.1 Nielsen’s Helios Overture opens the concert with a tantalising depiction of the passage of the sun over the Aegean Sea. As the sun descends, the water goblin of Dvorák’s Vodnik sets to work, enticing a young girl in this tragic portrayal of the separation of mother and daughter, based on Czech folk poems. The second half of the concert is devoted to Balakirev’s Symphony No.1. With 33 years between starting and finishing work on the Symphony, this is a work imbued with brilliance and colour. The concert finishes at approximately 9.15pm