Thomas Zehetmair conductor
RCM Symphony Orchestra
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K297b
Simon Holt An icicle of moon
Dvořák Symphony no 8 in G major op 88
Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair skilfully directs the RCM Symphony Orchestra in this varied evening concert.
Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante opens the programme, treating us to rich textures, delectable harmonies and dazzling solo writing.
RCM composition professor Simon Holt follows with a work dedicated to the 80th birthday of fellow composer Harrison Birtwhistle. An icicle of moon is an evocative piece scored for a small orchestra which takes its name from a line in the Garcia Lorca poem, Romance Somnámbulo.
Finally, Dvořak’s masterful Symphony no 8 closes the programme and promises to delight with its charming Czech melodies and unexpected Slavonic waltz movement.