Available from Wednesday 9 December 2020 7pm
Ginastera Variaciones concertantes
Respighi Il Tramonto
Bizet (arr. Shchedrin) Carmen for percussion and strings
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
Enjoy this concert in the comfort of your home, as we bring the Orchestra to your living room with an innovative online experience.
Concluding her time as Artist-in-Residence, Jennifer Johnston brings us the hauntingly beautiful Il Tramonto (The Sunset) based on words by Shelley. Respighi’s music depicts a young love cut off in its prime, an operatic drama in miniature. Carmen is one of opera’s most vibrant characters and in this version of the music, arranged by Shchedrin, the percussion team of the Orchestra have all the fun. Ginastera gives the rest of the orchestra a virtuosic workout to start.
This concert has been extended and will be available until midnight on Sunday 28 February 2021.
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We’ve been thrilled with the positive feedback on these concerts:
The 4* Times review praised "a performance of dancing colours, crisp beauty and punch… Petrenko’s forces played with heart, soul and all the other necessaries in a performance strong enough to overwhelm even a home listener alone with a laptop."
The Guardian remarked on the concert’s “maximum impact for a bold start to virtual season”
“Brilliant concert. Excellent programme. Great to have Stephen Johnson involved. Top class performance. More please ! Bravo !
“The sound quality was excellent and the programme was excellent.”
“This was so beautiful it made me cry”