Ancient Airs and Dances
Federation Concert Hall
Tung-Chieh Chuang conductor
Wind and Brass Principals of the TSO
RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No 3
MARTIN Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments
DUPARC Aux étoiles
MOZART Symphony No 35, Haffner
Swiss composer Frank Martin crafted something brilliant and ground-breaking in 1949 when he wrote the Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments. Performing the highly virtuosic solo parts are the Wind and Brass Principals of the TSO. The strings come to the fore in Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No 3. Based upon melodies from Renaissance Italy, the rose-tinted Airs and Dances evoke an untroubled, bygone age.
Aux étolies (To the Stars), by French composer Henri Duparc, provides a dreamy interlude. The concert concludes with Mozart’s famed ‘Haffner’ Symphony, the first of Mozart’s symphonies composed during his golden period in Vienna.