programme to include:
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Flute Concerto
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7
John Andrews – conductor
Katherine Bryan – flute
For the final concert of our 2017/18 Season, under the baton of John Andrews, we’re thrilled to welcome the distinguished international flautist Katherine Bryan, Principal Flute of the RSNO, to star as soloist.
Katherine will perform the Flute Concerto written in 1993 by American composer Christopher Rouse. The piece – specifically the third movement – is dedicated to the memory of James Bulger, an English toddler who was murdered in 1993 by two ten-year-old boys. It is a powerful but beautiful work that “expresses the shock and incomprehension that we all experienced at that appalling, senseless crime, but at the same time it enshrines the beauty and innocence of an infant life so cruelly snuffed out”.
The main work in this concert will be the magnificent Symphony No. 7 by Anton Bruckner. This Symphony was the greatest triumph of the composer’s career, and calls for the largest orchestra Bruckner had yet used, but it also contains many passages of unusual delicacy and transparency. The magnificent second-movement Adagio (a memorial to his idol, Wagner) is considered by many to be the finest music he ever wrote.
Join us for a pre-concert talk at 7pm.
Tickets: £12 adults, £10 concessions, Students £5, Under 18s free
Book by phone: 020 8428 5924
At the door (subject to availability)
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