Concert Saturday 15th November 2014 at 19:45

Edward Elgar

Programme November 2014Caroline HarrisonWalton Overture "Portsmouth Point" Speaker symbol

Walton Concerto for Viola and Orchestra Speaker symbol
Soloist Caroline Harrison

Elgar Symphony No. 1 in A-flat major Speaker symbol

Our opening concert showcases outstanding British composition. From the light, jazzy Portsmouth Point, with its swaggering brass and pointed off-beats, to Walton's resonant, lyrical and eloquently full-throated viola concerto, featuring Caroline Harrison, principal viola of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the concert winds up with Elgar's immortal First Symphony, of which its first conductor, Hans Richter said to his orchestra, 'Let us rehearse the greatest symphony in modern times.'