SUNDAY 29 MAY 2022 3.00pm
Risingholme Orchestra welcomes you on board our cruise ship as we set off on a voyage that calls on a number of North European countries with coastlines bordering the Baltic Sea.
Our first place of disembarkation is Denmark where we join a Copenhagen steam train for a light-hearted railway excursion. Then it’s on to Finland where we salute the most popular work by a Finnish composer of all time: Sibelius’s Finlandia. A change of pace admits us into the rarefied atmosphere of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Fratres, which in this arrangement features an extended virtuosic solo viola introduction.
Following the pensive strains of Latvian composer Dārziņš’s Valse Mélancolique, we raise a glass to probably the most acclaimed standalone overture of all time: Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture.
Abandoning the high jinks of 19th-century student drinking songs, we’re plunged into a figurative Russian winter in the despairing strains of the “Finale” of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Pathétique.
Our final port of call is Sweden for an orchestral version of the hit song “Dancing Queen” as written and performed by Swedish vocal group ABBA, who dominated the pop charts in the 1970s and 1980s.
Sunday 29 May at 3.00pm
DOOR SALES: CASH ONLY Adults $10 / Children free