Jacques Cohen conductor (RCMJD Symphony Orchestra)
Christopher Hirons director (RCMJD Chamber Orchestra)
RCMJD Symphony Orchestra
RCMJD Chamber Orchestra
Dvořák Serenade for Strings in E major op 22
Elgar (elaborated by Payne) Symphony no 3 op 88 (posth)
The RCM Junior Department Chamber Orchestra performs Dvořák's charming Serenade, a work he wrote in just two weeks during spring 1875.
Often drawing on the music of his slightly older contemporary, the concert concludes with Elgar's third, but unfinished symphony. The composer's final words concerning his sketches were 'don’t let anyone tinker with it'.
Despite his deathbed judgement, today's orchestras have the opportunity to perform this work after being posthumously completed by Anthony Payne, a composer who was 'fascinated' by the music's 'power and vitality'.
Tickets for this event will go on sale on 11 October at 10am.