Summertime in Vienna – with Nayden Todorov

The Imperial Vienna Orchestra will be joined by Bulgarian conductor Nayden Todorov for this special concert in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Maestro Todorov is among the most talented Bulgarian musicians of this generation. He currently serves as director of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, and has conducted major orchestras across Europe and America.

‘A musician to the backbone whose harmonic and smooth movements enchant acoustically and visually.’ (Solothurner Zeitung, July 2005)

Tickets £15/£12.50 concessions.

Tickets available here or by contacting:

Norwich Theatre Royal – 01603 630000

St George’s Music Shop – 01603 626414

The programme includes some rarities and first live performances as well as very well known and loved classics.

The concert opens with the first performance of Genée’s overture for Nanon, one of his most successful Operettas, together with Der Seekadett, which is also featured in the programme in a ‘Quadrille; composed by Eduard Strauss on themes from the opera.

From Genée we move to Josef Richter and his Lied Ohne Worte (song without words) featuring Paige Galer on French Horn. We then move into more familiar territory with a march by Johann Strauss, jr. dedicated to the Emperor Franz Josef I and a selection from one of the most famous operettas coming from Austria, Millocker’s Gasparone.

We will then cross the border into France for a Can Can by Offenbach – this time it is not the usual ‘Can Can’ from Orpheus in The Underworld but one of his lesser known works.

The first part of the programme will conclude with one of the most famous waltzes by Johann Strauss, Roses from the South.

The second part of the programme opens with the ‘Intermezzo’ from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman with its grand introduction and mellow barcarole. We the move back to Austria with a polka from Millocker’s The Beggar Student. Another solo, featuring Amy Robinson on clarinet, this time from Verdi’s La Traviata, will move us again into new territory, this time Northern Italy. Schumann’s Träumerei, with its romantic melodies will lead the way towards the conclusion of the concert with Johann Strauss’ Wine, Women and Song and Bauern Polka.