Andrew Manze conductor
Jian Wang cello
Purcell: Fantasia on one note (arr. Manze for brass & wind)
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.2 in G London
Following on from ‘Italy’, this spectacular concert has a very British theme. An intriguing fantasia by Purcell is in splendid new colours, thanks to the concert’s conductor. Dvorak’s glorious Cello Concerto was written in America but first performed in London. Finally Vaughan Williams’s second symphony captures the essence of Edwardian London with its Westminster Chimes, the cry of lavender sellers, the jingling harnesses of hansom cabs and the mouth organ of the Cockneys. Vaughan Williams also cites Bloomsbury Square, The Strand and the mighty Thames as the inspiration for his London Symphony.
Supported by Eira Leach, Haigh Architects and Hal & Susie Bagot