Conductor: Claudio Di Meo Leader: Abigail Dance Soloist: Karen Stephenson
Copland An Outdoor Overture Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85 Dvorak Symphony no 9 "The New World Symphony"
How thrilling to be back! And what better piece to celebrate the end of indoor confinement than Copland’s Outdoor Overture. Written in 1938 “with hardly a hint of darkness to shadow its radiant optimism”, it is full of fresh optimistic vigour. Follow that with Elgar’s ever-popular Cello Concerto, which reflects the much greater uncertainties of 1919, following the first world war and (mention it quietly) a great (influenza) pandemic. Then return to America, via Bohemia, for Dvorak’s New World Symphony and “the immeasurable yearning of all flat lands.” One can almost smell the smoke from camp fires under the stars and dream of a better life to come.
Tickets will be £15 (£12 concessions, £6 for under 18's).
Musica Universalis Organization promotes the first edition of the International Conducting Master class with M° Ennio Nicotra, a course dedicated to orchestral conducting foundation and technique.
The master class will be held in London (UK), 15-18 July 2021. The program of these events will feature works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn and Dvorak.
At the end of the course there will be a public concert. The concerts will be performed by all candidates, with the Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra.