CANCELLED Sat 27 June 2020

  • 7:30 pm
  • Trinity Church, Harrow HA1 1RX
  • 020 8428 5924


We are sorry to announce that this concert has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. This action has been taken to protect the health and wellbeing of Trinity Orchestra’s audience members and players.

Ticket holders who have booked online will be automatically refunded by WeGotTickets.

We are sorry for any disappointment caused and hope to welcome you to a Trinity Orchestra performance later in the year.


WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
BARBER Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 

John Andrews – conductor
Clare Howick – violin

Described by American Record Guide as “simply spectacular”, internationally acclaimed violinist Clare Howick is at the forefront of a generation of inspiring violinists. She joins conductor John Andrews for a performance of American composer Samuel Barber’s beautiful Violin Concerto in our season-closing concert. Completed in 1939, it is the soulful, intense middle movement of the concerto that guarantees its enduring popularity.

When Richard Wagner’s wife Cosima awoke on Christmas day 1870 to celebrate her 33rd birthday, a group of 17 musicians had assembled on the stairs leading to her bedroom. With her husband conducting, the musicians played “a symphonic birthday greeting to his Cosima from her Richard.” This was later renamed the Siegfried Idyll. It is a delicate and peaceful work and one of the composer’s few non-operatic pieces.

In the summer of 1801, while composing his Symphony No. 2 in D major, Beethoven revealed the secret of his deteriorating hearing in a long and passionate letter to his childhood friend Franz Wegeler, but the work’s boundless humour and vitality gives no clue as to his despair. It is a noteworthy, colossal symphony of depth and power, which has established itself as a much-loved cornerstone of the repertoire.