About this Event
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Laurent Ben Slimane bass clarinet
ELGAR Introduction and Allegro
GEOFFREY GORDON Prometheus,
Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Instantly popular since its premiere in 1946, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra introduces the instruments of the orchestra one by one with a sprightly tune. Martyn Brabbins conducts two English classics for string orchestra: Elgar's lively Introduction and Allegro and Vaughan Williams's Romantic masterpiece, the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.
In between, hear the premiere of a new bass clarinet concerto inspired by Ancient Greek legend, by American composer and winner of the Aaron Copland Award, Geoffrey Gordon.
Free cello recital 6.15pm
Timothy Walden (Philharmonia principal cello) presents a free recital featuring music by Bach and Britten. plus the world premiere of a new work by one of his section-mates, Richard Birchall.