The cavalry’s coming – musically speaking – as Yariv Aloni conducts the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra performing Light Cavalry Overture by Franz von Suppé, complete with bugle, fanfare and cantering horses.
Reynolds band joins the orchestra for Longfield’s Fantasia on the English hymn tune Kingsfold. The concert’s military theme is taken up again in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite, which, despite its pastoral-sounding name, was originally penned for a military band. The music incorporates traditional melodies such as Seventeen Come Sunday, My Bonny Boy and John Barleycorn. Capping off the concert will be the wonderful Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar, performed by the GVYO.
Tickets are $10 to $25 and available at tickets.uvic.ca or 250-721-8480. The concert is March 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.