Cristian Mandeal Conductor
Chloë Hanslip Violin
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No.1 Op.11
Korngold Violin Concerto In D major Op.35
Elgar Symphony No.1 In Ab major Op.55
The highly respected Romanian conductor Cristian Mandeal opens this programme with his fellow countryman George Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No.1 – a feast of vivid folk tunes and rhythms from their native Romania. Written when Enescu was 19, it is full of youthful energy and enthusiasm.
Virtuoso violinist Chloë Hanslip is the soloist in Moravian American Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto. A prolific Hollywood film composer, Korngold wrote the concerto, dedicated to Alma Mahler, in the late 1940’s and it was first performed by Jascha Heifetz to huge acclaim.
Sir Edward Elgar wrote his First Symphony in 1908 and dedicated it to the Austrian conductor Hans Richter. It was a huge success and by the end of the year had been performed over a hundred times worldwide, which was unprecedented for a symphony.
Before this concert, there will be an interview featuring Peter Back in conversation with violinist Chloë Hanslip.See here for more information and to book tickets.