Saturday 29 April 2017, 7:30pm
Brahms – Tragic Overture
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony no. 6 “Pathétique”
City of Southampton Orchestra invite you to join them in the beautiful and ancient setting of Romsey Abbey for an evening of high quality music making.
Brahms's Tragic Overture will perfectly complement the grandeur of Romsey Abbey. With its sweeping melodies and turbulent mood it provides a dramatic opening to the concert.
Next we are delighted to welcome Michael Foyle to perform Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor. One of the composer's most popular and effervescent works, full of virtuosic flair and memorable tunes, it promises to showcase our soloist's skills perfectly. Michael Foyle won The Netherlands Violin Competition 2016, giving an acclaimed performance of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. This led to an immediate invitation to give his debut performance at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. In the last season, he also gave recital debuts in Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Buckingham Palace, Estonia Concert Hall and New York Chamber Music Festival, performing live on BBC Radio 3, NPO Radio 4 and Estonia Klassikradio.
After the interval, the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 6 “Pathétique”. His final symphony, premiered only nine days before his untimely and mysterious death, it displays all the qualities of the composer's mature genius as he grapples with fate and his own mortality. At times outrageously triumphant as well as deeply moving, live performances of this symphony are not easily forgotten and guarantee that the concert will live long in the memory of our audience.
Buy tickets online, or call Romsey Tourist Information on 01794 512987
Romsey is well connected with the rest of England by road, rail and air. Southampton is seven miles away.
There are three public pay-and-display car parks in Romsey suitable for leisure visitors.