London Medical Orchestra welcomes you to a Summer concert with something to delight every listener!
Emmanuel Chabrier - Joyeuse Marche
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major Op 61: Soloist Emmanuel Bach
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No 7 in C major Op 105
Conductor: Oliver Till
Leader: Tina Bowles
Emmanual Chabrier's playful Joyeuse March provides a jolt of electricity to start, and is followed by Ludwig Van Beethoven's Violin Concerto with soloist Emmanuel Bach (winner of the 2018 Royal Overseas League Strings solo section). A true turning point in the genre, this concerto famously starts with four solo notes from the timani, and ends with a toe-tapping, rustic dance along with hunting calls from the french horns.
The second half features a single work; Jean Sibelius's 7th and final symphony. Sketched over a period of 9 years (which included World War One, Finnish Civil War, and downward turns for Sibelius's alchoholism and debts) this work stretched the idea of what a symphonic experience could be. Through condensing the drama to a single movement, and being a 'slave' to his musical ideas, Sibelius manages to create a scene that encompasses a massive scale of emotions despite its short duration, and reaches a trimphant resolution. Is this the 20th Century's most uplifting symphony?
In aid of Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research.
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