IMPORTANT!!! No regular dinner meeting this evening!
The Club is visiting the 'BBC Proms' at the Royal Albert Hall. The ticket price will be matched by members to collect for the Chelsea Community Hospital School.
35: Sibelius, Walton & Sir Peter Maxwell Davies'
Tuesday 12 August from 7.00pm – c9.20pm at the Royal Albert Hall
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This is what BBC writes about this event:
Commissioned by Jascha Heifetz, Walton’s concerto extended the possibilities of what could be achieved on the violin, while at the same time maintaining a striking intimacy and emotional directness.
Søndergård and the BBC NOW open with a suite from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s ballet Caroline Mathilde, in which the English princess is sent to an unhappy marriage in Denmark, and continue with two great orchestral works by Sibelius. A painting of a flight of swans hung on the wall of the composer’s study, and these birds inspired both the majestic ‘swan theme’ apotheosis of Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony and the more serene and mystical tone-poem The Swan of Tuonela.
Mary Bevan - soprano
Kitty Whately - mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist, New Generation Artist
James Ehnes - violin
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård - conductor