Brahms Song of Destiny
Berg Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony 1 in C minor
Conductor Stephen Threlfall
Violin Fiona Robertson
Chorus Master Martin Bussey
Chetham’s musicians perform two significant works by Brahms: his first symphony, the result of perhaps one of the longest gestation periods in his career, and the Song of Destiny for chorus and orchestra, a work of sincerity, drama and consolation.
The central work of this concert, Berg’s Violin Concerto, was composed in 1935 and is dedicated to “the memory of an Angel”, Manon, daughter of his friends, Walter Gropius and Alma Mahler. As one of the major concertos in the violin repertoire, it stands as a work of rare compositional beauty and will be performed by an outstanding young Chetham’s musician, Fiona Robertson.
“…I left the hall afterwards slack-jawed in admiration.”
Musical Opinion on Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra,
• One of the foremost scholars on the music of Alban Berg, Professor Douglas Jarman, gives a pre-concert talk on The Berg Violin Concert at 6.30pm in the Hall
• Pre-concert music in the foyer from 6.15pm
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