Overture 'Ruslan und Ludmila'
Triple Concerto for Kosmos Ensemble
Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'
The exciting young trio, Kosmos Ensemble, join WSO for the UK premiere of Errolyn Warren’s Triple Concerto. This work blends classical and world music exploiting the rich textures of the solo violin, viola and accordion. Concert also includes the sensational young saxophonist Jess Gillam playing Sacramouche by Darius Milbaud prior to her appearance at the BBC Last Night of the Proms. Worthing Symphony Orchestra opens the programme with Glinka’s dazzling overture “Ruslan und Ludmila” and round the concert off with Dvorak’s ever-popular Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”.
""..telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship. I defy you not to be mesmerised.”"
Richard Morrison - Chief music critic of The Times
Concert Overture 'Froissart'
Violin Concerto in D minor
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Symphony No. 4
Nicola Benedetti, a huge supporter of Worthing Symphony Orchestra, returns to play the magnificent Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. This is one of the great concertos of the violin repertoire and Nicola’s interpretation is eagerly awaited by all those who heard her stunning interpretation of Shostakovich’s 1st Violin Concerto last season. The concert includes William Alwyn’s deeply romantic Fourth Symphony and two ‘pops’ – In the Steppes of Central Asia by Borodin and Elgars exhuberant Concert-Overture ‘Froissart’
"…it was thrilling to hear and watch Nicola Benedetti in a truly risk-taking performance that lived so much in the body and fused the sinews of the violin and the nerve-system of the player."
Hilary Finch - The Times