English Symphony Orchestra
30 November -1
7.45pm (Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm)
at Malvern Theatres
- Mendelssohn- Hebrides Overture
- Brahms- Violin Concerto
- Schumann- Symphony no. 3 in E flat (Rhenish)
The English Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Woods, is joined by violinist Chloe Hanslip.
"In “the ‘Rhenish’, Woods holds his own against such wonders as Sawallisch, Celibidache, Giulini and immediately becomes a favourite for this delectable work.” (ClassicalSource)
"Hanslip has remarkable depth. And she has the technique to support every musical expression. With a tone that ranged from a quite full lower range to the accuracy of shimmering high notes, ... As impressive as her handling of such technical issues was, it was her ability to "sing" out the long melodic lines that was most memorable. The fast final movement exploded with energy." (Virginia review Jan 2013, Lee Teply)
Nestling at the foot of the dramatic Malvern hills, Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts in the West Midlands. Home of the famous Malvern Festivals, founded by Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson in 1929, the theatre has recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of a £7.2 million refurbishment.