BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70
Richard Dickins – conductor
Colin Lawson (Director of the Royal College of Music) – clarinet
Trinity Orchestra is very privileged to present this performance with world-renowned clarinet player Colin Lawson, Director of London’s prestigious Royal College of Music.
Described as “the doyen of period clarinettists” by BBC Music Magazine, Colin Lawson has an international profile as a performer, having recorded extensively and toured world-wide. He will expertly perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – a piece full of grace and lyricism which has become one of the composer’s best-loved and most frequently performed works.
Led by guest conductor Richard Dickins, the orchestra will also present the bright and breezy Academic Festival Overture by Brahms. The work was composed in 1880 to acknowledge the Honorary Doctorate that was conferred on the composer by the University of Breslau, and thus is a celebration of student life, incorporating rousing renditions of traditional student drinking songs.
Shostakovich’s playful Symphony No 9 will close the concert. Shorter and much lighter than his previous symphonies, Shostakovich himself called the work “a joyful little piece”.
Join us for a pre-concert talk at 7pm through which you can learn more about the evening’s music.
Tickets: £12 adults, £10 concessions, Students £5, Under 16s free
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At the door (subject to availability)
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