Sat 27 January
English Chamber Orchestra – please note this concert starts at 7pm
Alexander Shelley - conductor
Heejae Kim – piano
Jason Evans - trumpet
Free pre-concert talk at 6.15pm by Brian Newbould
The concert will be finished by approximately 9pm
Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony composed in 1822 was abandoned for reasons unknown. The yearning, sweeping first movement is one of the most profound openings in symphonic music, whilst the optimistic second movement shows this composer’s true mastery of orchestration.
“Mozart is sweet sunshine” declared Dvořák, perhaps a thought Mozart’s pet starling agreed with. The bird learned the theme from Mozart’s elegant concerto, though sang G sharp where was written G natural, leaving the rendition somewhat off-key!
Haydn’s ‘most popular concerto’ is a firm favourite in the trumpet repertoire. It sparkles with glittering articulated passages and vibrant melodic lines.
Commissioned by the Haffner family, Mozart’s Symphony No 35 is a light but powerful work with a dramatic opening and a finale to be played “as fast as possible”.
The English Chamber Orchestra – the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world – presents an evening of three composers in the great Viennese musical tradition.
A £37.10, B £34.98, C £30.74, D £24.38, E £18.02, O £13.78