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Spotlight Series: Strings

Wednesday 17 March 2021, 1.15pm


MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No.10

GRIEG Holberg Suite

ELGAR Sospiri

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 information

Ticket prices are £20 Stalls and £15 Gallery (booking fees apply).

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