GERSHWIN Piano Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 3, Pastoral
John Andrews – conductor
Nikola Avramovic – piano
Eleanor Rashid – soprano
We continue Trinity Orchestra’s valued association with the Royal College of Music by welcoming as soloist in Gershwin’s magnificent Piano Concerto the outstanding young pianist Nikola Avramovic, a multi award-winning RCM scholar. Once again we are very grateful to Jacques Samuel Ltd for loaning a fine Fazioli grand piano for this wonderful piece, which is jazz all the way, displaying great strength and originality from its 27-year-old composer.
The other two popular works in the concert are by towering English composers. The tone-poem Tintagel was inspired by a Cornish holiday that Bax took with the pianist Harriet Cohen in 1917. The work was dedicated to her and was to become the most popular of all his compositions. The composer declared his intention as “simply to offer a tonal impression of the castle-crowned cliff of … Tintagel, and more especially of the long distances of the Atlantic, as seen from the cliffs of Cornwall on a sunny, but not windless, summer day.”
The Pastoral Symphony by Vaughan Williams was given its first performance under the baton of Adrian Boult at a Royal Philharmonic Society concert in 1922. The composer described the music as “almost entirely quiet and contemplative”, yet it is filled with passionate and optimistic moments. Outstanding young singer Eleanor Rashid joins us as soprano soloist.
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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