Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Clarinet
Anthony Ritchie - Symphony No. 5
Benjamin Northey - Chief Conductor
David McGregor - Clarinet
Having watched his father conduct Beethoven's Fifth Symphony at the inaugural concert of the Christchurch Town Hall in 1972, Anthony Ritchie had some of his most formative and positive musical experiences in this building. The CSO is delighted to perform the world premiere of Anthony Ritchie's fifth symphony, written for the orchestra to celebrate the restoration and re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall.
Performed by the CSO's Principal Clarinet David McGregor, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto is considered to be one of his most sublime works. Composed during the final year of Mozart's life, this concerto conveys a reflective poignancy.