The Winter Concert 2019
Details for this concert are yet to be finalised but will hopefully include the following pieces:-
Shostakovich – Festive Overture
Elgar – Cello Concerto
Bax – Symphony No 4
English music has always been a great passion of mine and it does seem to really engage our very supportive and enthusiastic audiences. Elgar has had quite a good outing with ESO in the last three to four years and a return to the ever popular cello concerto with a fine young soloist from the Countess of Munster trust is a feature of this concert.
Your reception of the two symphonic poems by Sir Arnold Bax - we have performed 'Tintagel' twice, and 'November Woods' once with the Vaughan-Wlliams 'Sea Symphony' about a year or so ago - has prompted me to give one of his magnificent symphonies - No 4 - an airing in this concert as the final work of the programme. I dont think you will be disappointed once you hear it. Brian