Excellence and Innovation
Keith Burstein Memories of Bonn (world premiere)
Bloch Concertino for flute, viola and strings
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Christopher Warren-Green conductor
Lucienne Renaudin Vary trumpet
Karen Jones flute
Rosemary Warren-Green viola
‘One of the most perfect symphonies ever written’ is how one critic described Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Spontaneous, energetic and inventive, it showcases the best of Beethoven’s so-called ‘middle’ period, as he struggled with encroaching deafness.
In the orchestra at the premiere of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony was one Johann Hummel, himself a musician and composer. Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto is, for some people, THE trumpet concerto. Written for the inventor of the new keyed trumpet, Anton Weidinger, it is designed to show off the amazing special abilities of the new instrument. So expect virtuosity and eloquence from tonight’s soloist, the young French star, Lucienne Renaudin Vary.
The world premiere of Keith Burstein’s Memories of Bonn celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday.