Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise takes you along as an honored guest to a Scottish island wedding ceremony, celebrated with the flavor of authentic folk music, substantial whiskey drinking and exuberant dancing until dawn. Be immediately transported to the lush meadows and rolling hills of a utopian countryside with the quintessential pastoral theme of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending. Repeatedly voted Britain’s all-time classical favorite, this beloved work is pure England with a hint of heaven! Featured violin soloist for the Vaughan Williams is Robin Mayforth, a founding member of the highly respected Lark Quartet and concertmaster of Arizona Musicfest Orchestra since 2000. Critics, such as San Francisco Classical Voice, have deemed her performances “impeccably executed.” English composer Gustav Holst’s fascination with the astrological aspects of the planets drove him to create a monumental masterpiece, The Planets. Each of the movements provides a distinctive and breathtaking experience, from languid melodies to sinister martial rhythms, in a vivid and emotional orchestral odyssey!
Venue: Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale 85255 Tickets: $44, $49, $65; Student (K-12) FREE; College with ID $10
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