16th October 2017: Strauss, Berg, Schmidt

 

Courtesy of Cathy Pyle, 2016

Courtesy of Cathy Pyle, 2016

Conductor: Holly Mathieson

Soloist: Benjamin Baker

Monday 16th October 2017 at 7.30pm

St John’s Smith Square

Programme:

Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Berg – Violin Concerto

Schmidt – Symphony No.4

For a review of this concert please click here.

Der Rosenkavalier sparkles, notably in the famous waltzes, but also is poignant contemplating the passing of youth.

Berg’s Violin Concerto is dedicated “to the memory of an angel”, Alma Mahler’s daughter Manon Gropius.

The central movement of Franz Schmidt’s best known 4th Symphony also mourns loss as “a requiem for my daughter”.

Tickets available from St John’s Smith Square or from members of the orchestra.

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