Saturday 20 January 2024
Concert 7.30pm | Pre-concert talk 7pm
Trinity Church, Hindes Road, Harrow, HA1 1RX
MARSCHNER Der Vampyr Overture
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
BEACH Gaelic Symphony in E minor Op. 32
Leader: Marina Solarek
Piano soloist: Thomas Kelly
Trinity Orchestra’s first concert of 2024 opens with Der Vampyr Overture by the 19th-century German composer Heinrich Marschner, widely regarded in his lifetime as one of the most important opera composers in Europe. Similarly, with a full Romantic harmonic structure and a glimpse of the horizons of modern music, American composer Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony set her apart as a prominent female composer at the turn of the twentieth century. Beach drew inspiration work from simple old English, Irish and Scottish melodies, thus the subtitle ‘Gaelic’.
The centrepiece of this concert, will be a performance of one of the best-loved and most often-performed works of all time: Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2. As soloist we are thrilled to welcome multi-award-winning pianist Thomas Kelly, currently studying at the Royal College of Music. The concerto is full of romantic melodies and lush harmonies and, with this work, audiences and critics alike would continue to look to Rachmaninov as an example of the exciting and wondrous possibilities Romanticism could provide.
Join us for a free pre-concert talk at 7pm.
The Grand Piano being played in this performance has been kindly supplied by Jaques Samuel Pianos, London
Tickets: £15 adults, £12 concessions, students £5, under 18s free
Book by phone: 020 8428 5924
At the door (subject to availability)
Please note a 10% booking fee applies to online bookings
Image: Thomas Kelly (c) James Keates