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English Symphony Orchestra perform Mendelssohn, Schumann and a world premiere

When
Sunday February 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Where
Shirehall, Hereford
Tickets
£10 - £22
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  1. Hebrides Overture, 'Fingal's Cave' Op 26 - Felix Mendelssohn
  2. Concerto for violin and orchestra (world premiere) - Philip Sawyers
  3. Symphony No 2 in C Op 61 - Robert Schumann

ClassicalSource hailed the work of Philip Sawyers, English Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Association, as “the kind of music music lovers have been looking for for decades.” With a melodic genius and a dramatic sense of form, his new Violin Concerto, heard here in its world premiere, is one of the most anticipated new scores of the year. The concert concludes with Schumann’s bracing and poignant C major Symphony, a work of tremendous power and humanity and a touching manifestation of Schumann’s dedication to his wife, Clara.

“Woods has seized on the essence of this Schumann Symphony. His reading is smooth, grand and exciting… One of the best recordings of the work. Five stars” Audiophile Audition

Free pre-concert ESO Youth Orchestra performance at 2.45pm


Venue
Shirehall
St Peter's Square
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 2HY
England
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