Affiliate Artist April Fredrick recovers from Covid-19 to sing Strauss’s Four Last SongsRead More
From the July 2020 issue of Musical Opinion:
This concert, pairing partitas by Martinů and his sometime pupil and inamorata Vitězslava Kaprálová with Mozart’s 20th Piano Concerto in its chamber/string orchestral version and a newly restored version of Dvořák’s wonderful Serenade for strings, was probably my most eagerly anticipated concert of the preceding six months. (In other words, since the UK concert premiere of Truscott’s Elegy coupled with David Matthews’ Double Concerto in Malvern—reviewed in a previous edition of this journal—given by the same orchestra and conductor; London orchestras, please take note.) It did not disappoint, with the Orchestra in top form under chief conductor Kenneth Woods and with one of the finest pianists currently on the circuit, Noriko Ogawa, on sublime form.
Wonderful new FIVE STAR review in The Times for An Eventful Morning in East London: 21st C. Violin...Read More
“… Rob Fokkens‘ single movement concerto is exquisitely crafted.. complex counterpoint, bustling percussion, and thrillingly stratospheric scoring for violin soloist performed with panache and precision by the excellent Harriet...Read More
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