MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No.10
GRIEG Holberg Suite
BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Duncan Riddell Director/Violin
Strings of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The final concert in this spring Spotlight Series gives the strings of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra their chance to shine with a selection of well-loved pieces. American composer Jessie Montgomery’s energetic Starburst combines fleeting melodies with exploding gestures and a variety of changing musical colours. Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No.10 displays a touch of his sensitive style, while Grieg’s popular Holberg Suite is supremely crafted based on eighteenth-century dance forms. Elgar’s moving and lyrical Sospiri (Italian for ‘sighs’) shows the composer at his best, and Britten’s landmark theme and variations presents a musical portrait of his first composition teacher, Frank Bridge, based on a poignant melody by the elder composer.
Discover more about the music featured in this series here.
Ticket prices are £20 Stalls and £15 Gallery (booking fees apply).
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