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Conductor Alexander Shelley
Violin Carolin Widmann
Rossini William Tell Overture
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra launches into the first concert of the season with Rossini’s jaunty William Tell Overture, led by the Orchestra’s dynamic Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley.
Carolin Widmann (“fabulously assured and poetic”, The Guardian) performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, one of the foremost violin concertos of the Romantic Era, full of warmth and vitality.
Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 evokes the unmistakably Nordic sound world that is associated with the composer’s signature style. Moving from an anguished slow movement to furious passion, it climaxes in an exhilarating heroic finale that will leave you breathless.
Did you know?
Felix Mendelssohn was extremely prolific: during his boyhood he composed five operas, 11 symphonies for string orchestra, concerti, sonatas and fugues.
6pm at Heffers Bookshop – free to concert ticket holders