Universe of the Mind
8th December 2023
Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HB


Johannes Brahms – Double Concerto
Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 5
Steve Elcock – Fermeture (world premiere)



Conductor: Kenneth Woods
Soloists: Maja Bogdanovic, cello, Daniel Rowland, violin

About this Concert

We continue our 'Music for Humans' Season where we examine the musical worlds of two of the most private and personal of composers - Brahms and Sibelius. After a conversation with Kenneth Woods (ESO Artistic Director), Steve Elcock (John McCabe Composer-in-Residence) decided to write a piece called 'Fermeture', the French word for closure, as 'ouverture' is French for opening. We are looking forward to ending the concert with this 'world premiere'!