Something to look forward to: 25th September 2021
Celebrate the new freedoms of autumn by luxuriating in Brahms Symphony no 4, Weber Invitation to the Dance and the world première of Stream-Shine, a new violin concerto by Colin Riley.
Prepare to be surprised and delighted as international violin sensation (The Weekender) Philippa Mo joins Ely Sinfonia to play the world première of Stream-Shine, a concerto for violin and orchestra by composer Colin Riley. This new work, commissioned by Ely Sinfonia, embraces the acoustics of Ely Cathedral in a mesmerising evocation of fragile beauty, reflective and joyful in equal measure.
But first, luxuriate in Weber’s Invitation to the Dance, the first ever waltz written for listening rather than dancing. It has been described as “the transition to modern dance music”, “the most brilliant example of dance music yet written” (Music with Ease) and is certainly exquisitely poetic and utterly romantic!
Ending the concert, what greater contrast than Brahms’ Symphony no 4, with its rich autumnal colours and glorious melodies? From the first sighs of the strings to the final deeply personal, uncompromising ending, this is one of the most captivating of all Brahms’ compositions.
NB Please note that this is a draft poster from 2020 and has the wrong date on it – 25th September 2021 is the right date!
FREE Livestream! Ely Cathedral will be livestreaming the concert on YouTube, so if you can’t make it in person please just use this link: https://youtu.be/GeQzeSuLN0A
Ely Sinfonia Orchestral Workshop 2022
We couldn’t have a workshop in 2021, but all being well, we have a provisional date for our next one: Sunday January 9th 2022 at the Hayward Theatre in Ely. Further information will be available later in the year.
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