Philip Sawyers: Birth of a Symphony
The English Symphony Orchestra embark on a multi-year celebration of the enduring place of the symphony in today’s musical life with the world premiere of Philip Sawyers’ Symphony No. 3. Previous symphonies by Sawyers, who holds the ESO’s “John McCabe Composer in Association” chair, have been greeted with universal acclaim.
“…strong personality, genuine substance and warm-hearted integrity. Symphony strikes me a formidably rigourous, intelligent and nourishing statement.” Gramophone
Emerging piano superstar Clare Hammond performs Mozart’s fiery Piano Concerto in D minor, and soprano April Fredrick gives the London premiere of Songs of Loss and Regret.
There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm