Tuesday, 28 February, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Pre concert talk at 6:30
St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Philip Sawyers: Birth of a Symphony
English Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Woods- Principal Conductor
Clare Hammond- Piano
April Fredrick- Soprano
Philip Sawyers- FANFARE
Philip Sawyers- Songs of Loss and Regret (London premiere)
Mozart- Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466
Philip Sawyers- Symphony No. 3 (world premiere)
The ESO embark on a multi-year celebration of the enduring place of the symphony in today’s musical life with the world premiere of Philip Sawyers’ Symphony No. 3. Previous symphonies by Sawyers, who holds the ESO’s “John McCabe Composer in Association” chair, have been greeted with universal acclaim.
“…strong personality, genuine substance and warm-hearted integrity. Symphony strikes me a formidably rigorous, intelligent and nourishing statement.” Gramophone
Emerging piano superstar Clare Hammond performs Mozart’s fiery Piano Concerto in D minor, and soprano April Fredrick gives the London premiere of Songs of Loss and Regret.
There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm