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
In light of the coronavirus outbreak and current restrictions, this performance has been cancelled.
With full support from the Orchestra, we are doing our utmost to support the national effort in reducing the spread of coronavirus, and the health and well-being of all our visitors, staff members, and visiting performers is our number one priority.
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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