University Choir & Philharmonia and Zhejiang Conservatory of Music

Jonathan Tilbrook Conductor

Reisha Adams Soprano
John Findon Tenor
Thomas Humphreys Baritone

Li Huanzhi Spring Festival Overture
Rachmaninov The Bells
Holst The Planets

In a special gala concert, the University of Nottingham Philharmonia and Choir join with guest musicians from Zhejiang Conservatory of Music in China. The concert opens with Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture often performed at Chinese New Year festivities. Rachmaninov’s The Bells based on a Russian poem adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem of the same name evokes bells marking the passage of life.

Holst’s The Planets ascribes an astrological character to each of the known planets conveying a metaphorical progression of life from the physical (‘bringer of war’, ‘bringer of jollity’) to the mystical.

2 hours including interval.