Friday 2 March 2012

Smyth and Lloyd

On May 26th there's a rare chance to hear some of Ethel Smyth's music in London, Philharmonia Britannica under conductor Peter Fender are performing the overture and 'On the Cliffs of Cornwall' (in fact the prelude to Act 3) of Ethel Smyth's opera The Wreckers. Also in the programme is George Lloyd's Symphony no. 6, another rarity, plus Elgar's Cello Concerto with Jonathan Ayling as Cello soloist.

Lloyd's 6th Symphony was written in 1956 but only received its first performance in 1979 (Sir Edward Downes and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra), it is evidently one of Lloyd's smaller scale symphonies, you can find out more in Paul Conway's excellent article for Music Web International here.

Saturday 26th May 2012, 7:30 pm
St John's Church, Waterloo Road
LondonSE1 8TY

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