A Bach inspired fugue by W. A. Mozart opens this concert, followed by a work from one of the composers contemporaries, Domenico Cimarosa. Today the Italian composer is certainly not as famous as Mozart or even Antonio Salieri, but in his time was very much celebrated. WSO principal flutist Jan Kocman and WSO flutist Alex Conway are cast in the spotlight with Cimarosas Concerto for 2 flutes which was written at the height of his popularity. To end this part of the program, the WSO strings get another opportunity to delight audiences with Béla Bartóks Romanian Folk Dances.
For the final half of this concert the WSO brass takes centre stage. Theyll perform works by English Renaissance composer John Dowland and contemporary Canadian composer Violet Archer. Rounding out the evening the brass section takes us back to where we began, if you will, with Samuel Barbers Mutations from Bach.