A beautifully intimate setting will set the tone for this warm and profound concert in St James’ Church. Starting with Honneger’s Pastorale d'ete (of the Summer), demonstrating the composers love for the summer. Enjoy pastel shades of musicality, as they shine beautifully through the warmth of the orchestra’s musical glow. Honneger piece expresses the feeling of summer walks through flowery, sun-drenched meadows. Mozart’s piano concerto not only stirs the emotions with its beautiful melodies but also surprises with its very special second movement, where the tonality changes to F# minor in a darkly sensitive moment of vulnerability played to perfection by piano soloist Jean-Sélim. Swiss composer Frank Martin draws the concert back into sunny the climes of a summer’s day, before finishing the programme on Shubert’s 5th Symphony that demonstrates his wonderful gift for writing songs and beautiful melodies. A climax that is as sincere and close to the heart as the concert itself.
This concert is in association with Orchestras Live.
Interview with Sinfonia Viva's Principal Conductor Frank Zielhorst about the concert programme