Music for a Lazy Evening | Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra
The works listed above form part of the varied programme of instrumental numbers and Parlour songs. The programme strikes a balance between well-known tunes and other, rarely performed, equally likeable, pre-war material.
Aspidistra specializes in the type of light classical music often referred to as Palm Court Music or Salon Music. The group consists of a string quartet, piano, flute and oboe, a combination well suited to recreate the sound of the original palm court orchestras. Aspidistra's lively interpretation of the music that so delighted our (great) grandparents still has an immediate appeal today. For youngsters, it can be a first introduction to classical music while for classical music connoisseurs, the quality and inventiveness of this music often comes as a total surprise.
This is the tenth May Day Concert of the Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra and for this anniversary some of the most popular works performed by them during the last decade will feature on the programme again tonight.
- Lazy Night
- Eric Coates (1886-1957)
- Whistling Rufus
- Kerry Mills (1869-1948)
- William Myddleton ()
- Drifting and Dreaming
- Egbert van Alstyne (1878-1951)