John Wilson.

Programme

  • Sullivan Iolanthe: Overture
  • Delius Summer night on the river
  • Coates Cinderella
  • Elgar Chanson de matin
  • Elgar Chanson de nuit
  • Wood  London Landmarks

There’s only one John Wilson – and CBSO regulars don’t need telling that there isn’t a conductor alive who can handle British light music with more elegance, wit and style… Haydn Wood strolls through Edwardian London and Eric Coates takes Cinderella to a distinctly jazz-age ball. Frederick Delius drifts gently into the sunset, Gilbert flies away with the fairies, and of course there’s something very special indeed from local boy Sir Edward Elgar. It’s all about the melodies: tunes you know, tunes you remember, and one or two that you think you don’t (but definitely do). You’ll be humming them all week!