BERNSTEIN Candide Overture
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1
PORTER Selection from Cole Porter
PROKOFIEV The Love for Three Oranges: Symphonic Suite
Alexander Shelley Conductor
Kim Criswell Vocalist
Alexandra Soumm Violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Part of the From Paris to New York series
Led and curated by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley, this concert explores the light-hearted side of the roaring twenties. Brimming with humour and sprinkled with wit, this concert brings together pieces such as the Symphonic Suite from Prokofiev’s absurd fantasy-opera The Love for Three Oranges, the Overture to Bernstein’s comic operetta Candide and Ibert’s cheekily fast and furious Divertissement.
Joined by Alexandra Soumm, a ’23 year old who delivers playing of astonishing power from a slight frame in a way that seems to defy nature,’ the Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1. Coloured by a magical, fairytale like quality, this piece is notable for its constraint and lyricism. Closing this concert will be a delightful selection from the father of the Broadway stage Cole Porter.
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