SCO Accent on Youth Concert

Sheffield Chamber Orchestra, John Lyon & James Hindle
Group type: Orchestras
  • Saturday 18 May
    7.30 – 9.30pm
Ticket typeCost
Students, Friends of SCO, Under 18s£6

Come along and enjoy an evening of fabulous French music. Lully, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Poulenc, all performed with the freshness of youth.

A wonderful way to spend a Saturday evening. We have a great concert for you to enjoy, featuring some fabulous, French music.
Lovely Lully; sensational Saint-Saëns; ravishing Ravel and pleasing Poulenc; all performed with the freshness of youth.

If you want to hear some amazing music, then come to our next concert! We’re opening in 1670 with Molière’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Middle-Class Aristocrat) the music for which was composed by Jean Baptiste Lully. The title is an oxymoron, as a “gentleman” was by definition nobly born, and so there was no such thing as a bourgeois gentleman.

We leap forward to 1872 with our next piece — Saint-Saëns cello concerto. Many composers including Shostakovich and Rachmaninov, considered this concerto to be the greatest of all cello concertos. Our soloist tonight is a local up and coming cellist, James Hindle, who is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music under Hannah Roberts.

1910 is the year Ravel penned the orchestrated version of his ‘Pavane pour une infante defunte', which he described it as something “a little princess might have danced at the Spanish court” — the pavane being a slow court dance from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Then on to 1947 for our last piece which was composed by Francis Poulenc on a commission from the BBC. This four movement Sinfonietta is light and easy on the ear and full of dance rhythms.

Our Accent on Youth concert title usually refers just to our soloist, however, this evening, it also applies to tonight’s guest conductor John Lyon, who is based in Sheffield and is the principal conductor for the Leeds Symphony Orchestra.

Come along and support both James and John as they embark on their respective music careers.


Sheffield Chamber Orchestra, John Lyon (Conductor) and James Hindle (Cello)


  • Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme LVW43
  • Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor Op.33
  • Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Poulenc: Sinfonietta FP 141

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