Friday 15 February 2013

Young romantics in London

The Orchestra of the Swan is back in London on Tuesday 19 February for a concert a London's Cadogan Hall. Conducted by David Curtis, they perform a programme of Mendelssohn, Mozart and Suk. Tamsin Waley-Cohen will be the soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor. This is the earlier of Mendelssohn's concertos for the instrument, written when he was 12 to 14 years old and scored for just string orchestra; the work was reintroduced to the public by Yehudi Menhuin in the 1950's. Waley-Cohen will also be joined by her regular recital partner Huw Watkins for a performance of Mendelssohn's exuberant Concerto for Violin and Piano, which dates from a similar period to the violin concerto. The programme is complete with the Serenade for Strings by Dvorak's son-in-law, Joseph Suk, written in 1892 whilst the composer was studying with Dvorak. Further information from the Orchestra of the Swan's website.

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