OOTS: Peter Donohoe plays Mozart
Orchestra of the Swan - Orchestra in Residence
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£25, £20, £18 *plus £1.50 transaction fee
£5 - Birmingham City University students and staff
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Jason Lai conductor
Peter Donohoe piano
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart Piano Concerto No.25
New short work by a Conservatoire Composition student
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5
This journey across the ages is the exemplification of melody and passion: from Tallis’ unforgettable 450-year-old psalm-tune (heard through early-twentieth-century ears) through the last of Mozart’s twelve renowned Viennese piano concertos (only, though, becoming part of the repertoire in the late twentieth-century) to one of the most glorious of modern symphonies. Wilfrid Mellers wrote that this was “music imbued with what one can only call greatness of soul… the consummation of the lifetime’s work of a great and good man”.
Additionally, we can experience how Vaughan Williams’ career progressed – or, more accurately, was progressing… because, even at the age of seventy, the Fifth wasn’t the large-scale farewell that had been expected: there were four more such works still to be composed!
Pre-Concert Talk: Chris Morley (Music Critic, Birmingham Post), Jason Lai and Peter Donohoe look forward to the China/West Midlands 2020 celebration of the cultural ties between Birmingham and the West Midlands.
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