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Music - Classical, Sat 16 Feb 2019, £13-£15

Colchester Symphony Orchestra - concert

Colchester Symphony Orchestra - concert

Romance is in the Music!

Details

Alisdair Hogarth is our soloist in Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto. Alisdair made his concerto debut at the age of 15 as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. His performances have included recitals at the Wigmore Hall, concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Philharmonic Hall, as well as recitals for international festivals. He has also performed for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.

Alisdair studied privately with Philip Fowke and with John Blakely at the Royal College of Music, where he won the major prizes for piano accompaniment. He acknowledges the kind and generous support of Simon Yates, and Philip and Christine Carne. Alisdair Hogarth is a Steinway Artist.

The 2nd Piano Concerto of Rachmaninov, composed between 1900 and 1901, has many wonderful romantic melodies with great dialogue between the soloist and the orchestra. The emotional content of the concerto has been spotted by film producers and themes from the concerto feature in ‘Brief Encounter’ (1945) , ‘The Seven Year Itch’ (1955), ‘Anime’ (2008) and ‘Hearafter’ (2010). When listening to the second movement you may think you have heard the tune before. You would be correct! It has resulted in a number of well-known songs, including ‘All By Myself’ (1975).

We start our concert of romantic and sometimes tragic music with the Prelude to ‘Tristan und Isolde’. Completed in 1859, this well-loved Wagner opera is based on a medieval legend of romantic tragedy of love and death.

Continuing the theme of romantic tragedy we end our concert with ten movements from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Suites 1 and 2 by Prokofiev. The ballet was composed in 1935. It is the greatest love story with a doomed romance. However Prokofiev originally wanted to change the ending to be a happy one but Stalin banned this.

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 Feb 2019 19:30 to 21:30
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the concert.

Prices

Tickets are £15, £13 (concessions). Under 25s free.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved in advance by either ‘phoning 01206 271128 or emailing csosecretary@colchestersymphonyorchestra.org.uk

Contact

CSO Secretary

Address

Colchester,
Essex,
CO2 7EE

Directions

See location of St Botolph's Church, Colchester on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 994252  Lat: 51.88968 Long: 0.89626

By Road:
Located off Queens Street

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access