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Spring Festival Competition

Sat 11 May

The band are looking forward to playing in the Senior Trophy section at the Spring Festival competition held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Saturday 11th May. Tickets will be on sale on the door on the day.

The set test piece is Peter Graham’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth is one of Verne’s best known works. The novel takes the form of a sequence of diary entries by Axel, nephew of Professor Otto Lidenbrock. The pair follow coded instructions in a old document guiding them to Iceland where, together with their guide Hans, they enter the open crater of an extinct volcano Snæfells and pursue a trail to the centre of the earth. There follows “hair-breadth ‘scapes and ventures perilous” as the intrepid explorers encounter a vast interior world.

Peter Graham has taken some of the key scenes from the book and set them as a sequence of symphonic extracts. The subtitles are; (I) Snæfells, (II) Descent, (III) The Wonders of the Terrestrial Depths, (IV) The Day of Rest, (V) Lost in the Labyrinth, (VI) The Whispering Gallery, (VII) Rescue from the Abyss, (VIII) Battle of the Antediluvian Creatures and Ascent, (IX) Homecoming.



Sat 11 May
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Winter Gardens
97 Church Street
Blackpool, FY1 1HL
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