From Georgian London to modern-day Ukraine, from the Austrian Alps to the British night sky, the Canterbury Orchestra perform a quartet of pieces that celebrate landscapes, portray places, and pray for peace.
Brahms’s Second Symphony is paired with Howard Skempton’s Sirens, with themes of space and structure at their heart. Kaminsky’s Te Deum, which symbolises the passing of time in wartime Ukraine, is followed by Haydn’s Symphony no. 101: ‘The Clock’. Four works, all so different and yet so similar: ‘Disparate Pictures’ is a must-see musical journey.
The Canterbury Orchestra conclude their season with a celebration of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn. Featuring their leader, Floriane Peycelon as the soloist, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is at the centre of the programme: enigmatic and virtuosic in equal measure, the work forms an intriguing partner to the composer’s ‘Italian’ Symphony.
Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C major – a masterpiece in melody, harmony, and orchestration – opens the concert, while the premiere of a new arrangement of her Notturno in G minor – originally written for solo piano – completes the programme. Both child prodigies, both heroes of their time, this concert celebrates the genius of Mendelssohn and Mendelssohn
Soloist: Floriane Peycelon
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – Overture in C major
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel arr. Davies – Notturno in G minor