Grieg Piano Concerto and Dvořák Symphony No 9 "From the New World"
Southampton Concert Orchestra return to Romsey Abbey with a hugely popular programme of classical music including the Grieg Piano concerto, Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" and Sibelius's Andante festivo. We welcome Madeleine Brown, winner of the Kent International Piano Competition as soloist in the Grieg.
Saturday 18th March 2023 - 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: £9.00 - £17.00
Andante Festivo is a single-movement composition by Jean Sibelius, originally scored for string quartet in 1922. In 1938, the composer rescored the piece for string orchestra and timpani. On 1 January 1939 Sibelius conducted his composition in a live worldwide broadcast, making it the only sound document of him interpreting his own music.
The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, composed by Edvard Grieg in 1868, was the only concerto Grieg completed. It is one of his most popular works and is among the most popular of the genre.
The work is among Grieg's earliest important works, written by the 24-year-old composer in 1868 in Søllerød, Denmark, during one of his visits there to benefit from the climate.
"From the New World" Symphony
The New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. It premiered in New York City on 16 December 1893. It is one of the most popular of all symphonies.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong took a tape recording of the New World Symphony along during the Apollo 11 mission, the first Moon landing, in 1969.