The first featured orchestral works by Ottorino Respighi, Paul Hindemith and Florent Schmitt, the second is titled "Music from the Machine Age" and the third was released to coincide with the orchestra's debut at the BBC Proms and includes "Scheherazade" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and works by Mily Balakirev, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov and Ulvi Cemal Erkin.
Mussorgsky's tone poem Night on a Bare Mountain - completed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after Mussorgsky's death, using sketches left by the late composer - opened the concert in a riot of orchestral colour.
Dubbed "Scheherazade and Bolero," the program ends with the four-movement, 45-minute "Scheherazade," the familiar balletic interpretation of the "1001 Arabian Nights" folktale to music composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
From the glass-walled corner entrance, it is possible to gaze across the canal, past the Mariinsky and its fronting street to a seated statue of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, mounted in front of the music conservatory that bears his name.
Kirklees Concert Season kicks off at Huddersfield Town Hall on Thursday, September 20, when the Orchestra of Opera North will play pieces by Russain composers Mikhail Glinka, Sergei Rachmaninov and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.