Sat 20 Jan 2024

Saturday 20 January 2024
Concert 7.30pm
Pre-concert talk 7pm
Trinity Church, Hindes Road, Harrow, HA1 1RX

The Noonday Witch*
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
BEACH Gaelic Symphony in E minor Op. 32

Trinity Orchestra
Conductor: Tom Kilworth
Leader: Marina Solarek
Piano soloist: Thomas Kelly

Trinity Orchestra’s first concert of 2024 opens with The Noonday Witch – a captivating and atmospheric symphonic poem by Antonín Dvořák, inspired by a poem by Czech folklorist Karel Jaromír Erben.

With a similarly 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.

To conduct, we are delighted to welcome Tom Kilworth – a brilliant young British conductor, composer and orchestrator with a broad-ranging career, both on the concert platform and in film, TV and video-game music.

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

*Please note that Dvořák’s ‘The Noonday Witch’ replaces Marschner’s ‘Der Vampyr Overture’, originally advertised as the opening piece of the concert.


Tickets: £15 adults, £12 concessions, students £5, under 18s free

Advance sales for this concert are now closed, but there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!


Listen to Radio Harrow’s Brian Rose talking to conductor Tom Kilworth about this exciting concert, plus fascinating insights into Tom’s work as an orchestrator and conductor of film, TV, and video-game music.

Image: Thomas Kelly (c) James Keates