Philharmonia Orchestra

Sat 4 November, 7:45pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £40, £36, £29, £22, £14; Under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee). Group discount available - Buy 12 full price tickets and get the 13th free. Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day.
Elgar                      In the South (Alassio)
Joseph Phibbs    Clarinet Concerto (world premiere)
Elgar                      Symphony no. 1
 
Mark van de Wiel   Clarinet
Edward Gardner
 
Elgar’s vivid evocation of an Italian holiday opens the concert. It’s followed by a new Clarinet Concerto by Joseph Phibbs, whose piece Rivers to the Sea was such a success when commissioned for The Anvil’s eighteenth birthday. In his first symphony, Elgar followed the great symphonic tradition while managing to retain his own musical language. The steady march with which the piece opens reappears at crucial moments before being transformed into a triumphant conclusion, while the slow movement contains some of his most beautiful music.
 
The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Partnership
 
Pre-concert Talk, The Forge 6.30pm
Edward Gardner and Joseph Phibbs in conversation with Mark van de Wiel. To book your free ticket please call the box office on 01256 844244.

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