Saturday 21st May 2011 at 7:45pm

Jean Sibelius
Jean Sibelius

Programme May 2011Schubert ‘Symphony No. 8’ (Unfinished)

Paul Creston ‘Marimba Concertino’
Soloist Alexander Main-Ian

Sibelius ‘Symphony No.2′ 

This Schubert symphony has remained one of the most well loved in the concert repertoire in what seems a perfect unfinished state, though others have tried to complete it. Creston’s Concertino is distinctly tonal in the modern American idiom and possessed of a strong rhythmic sense. Sibelius’s Second is by far the most popular of his symphonies. Its style is characteristic Sibelius, with marvellous dark-hued sonorities, expansive brass chorales, passionate expressiveness, and at the end, with screwed up tension leading to a glorious triumphant conclusion.


Saturday 21st May, 2011    


The Great Hall, Ravensbourne School
Hayes Lane, Bromley, BR2 9EH
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