Saturday 1 July 2023
Concert 7.30pm | Pre-concert talk 7pm
St Peter’s Church, Sumner Road, Harrow HA1 4BX
HAYDN Symphony No. 44, ‘Trauer’
DOBRINKA TABAKOVA Dawn
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Wind Instruments
MOZART Symphony No. 40
Conductor: Adrian Brown
Trinity Orchestra welcomes conductor Adrian Brown for an excitingly varied final concert of the season.
Adrian Brown comes from a distinguished line of Sir Adrian Boult’s most gifted pupils. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London, he studied intensively with Sir Adrian for some years. He remains the only British conductor to have reached the finals of the Karajan Conductors’ Competition: in fact, the Berlin Philharmonic was the first professional orchestra he conducted. Sir Adrian wrote: ‘He has always impressed me as a musician of exceptional attainments who has all the right gifts and ideas to make him a first-class conductor.’
Haydn’s Symphony No. 44, one of few written in a minor key, gained its nickname ‘Mourning’ after a rumour circulated that Haydn asked for the slow movement to be played at his funeral. Mozart’s ever-popular Symphony No. 40 is also written in a minor key, reflecting both composers’ increasing interest in displaying emotion in their music.
Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova’s 8-minute atmospheric work Dawn, composed in 2007 for solo violin, cello and strings, beautifully represents sunrise with low, rich chords in the orchestra. In complete contrast, Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments is a lively and invigorating work, entrenched in the Czech style.
Join Adrian Brown for a free pre-concert talk at 7pm.
Image: Adrian Brown © Peter Dazeley
Tickets: £12 adults, £10 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
HARROW ONLINE INTERVIEW
“Over 50 years in the profession, and still, coming to conduct for the first time the Trinity Orchestra is a thrill. To also perform the programme we have is an inspiration.”
Conductor Adrian Brown speaks to Harrow Online about this Saturday’s concert.