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University Wind Orchestra
Kieran O’Riordan Conductor John Williams - Olympic Fanfare and Theme Malcolm Arnold arr. Kondoh - Homage to the Queen Op. 42a Benjamin Britten arr Bach - Courtly Dances from Gloriana Josef Suk - Towards a New Life Michael Torke Javelin The University Wind Orchestra celebrates two of the major events of 2012. The suite from Malcolm Arnold’s Homage to the Queen and the Courtly Dances from Benjamin Britten’s opera Gloriana, both written for the Queen’s coronation in 1953 are here revived to commemorate her diamond jubilee. The concert also celebrates the forthcoming Olympic Games with Suk’s Towards a New Life (the winner’s music from the 1932 games), John Williams’s Olympic Fanfare and Theme and Michael Torke’s ‘sonic Olympiad’: Javelin. The concert finishes at approximately 9pm