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Resident conductor Michael Laus leads the orchestra in Weber’s Overture to his opera Der Freischütz, a thrilling work brimming with vibrant melodies. Inspired by Mozart’s epic opera Don Giovanni, Tchaikovsky wrote his delightful four-movement orchestral suite Mozartiana in his honour.  The piece de resistance, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged for orchestra by Ravel.

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Carl Maria von Weber 

“Overture” from Der Freischütz 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Orchestral Suite No. 4, Op. 61 “Mozartiana” 

i.  Gigue: Allegro 

ii.  Menuet: Moderato 

iii.  Preghiera: Andante ma non tanto 

iv.  Thème et Variations: Allegro Giusto 

Modest Mussorgsky 

Pictures at an Exhibition 

[adapted and orchestrated, Maurice Ravel]  

i.  The Gnome 

ii.  The Old Castle 

iii.  Tuileries

iv.  Cattle 

v.  Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells 

vi.  Samuel Goldenberg and Shmuel

vii.  The Market at Limoges

viii.  Catacombs

ix.  Hut on Fowls’ Legs 

x.  The Great Gate of Kiev