Jessie Montgomery Starburst
Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 10
Grieg Holberg Suite
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Strings of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Duncan Riddell director/violin
The final concert in this spring Spotlight Series gives the strings of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra their chance to shine with a selection of well-loved pieces.
American composer Jessie Montgomery’s energetic Starburst combines fleeting melodies with exploding gestures and a variety of changing musical colours.
Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10 displays a touch of his sensitive style, while Grieg’s popular Holberg Suite is supremely crafted based on 18th-century dance forms.
Elgar’s moving and lyrical Sospiri (Italian for ‘sighs’) shows the composer at his best, and Britten’s landmark theme and variations presents a musical portrait of his first composition teacher, Frank Bridge, based on a poignant melody by the elder composer.
Duration: approx. 75 minutes (no interval)
Stalls £20, Gallery £15
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