Part of the LONDON CONCERT SERIES 2018/19
Violinist Stephanie Gonley has been the ECO’s much-loved leader since 1991 and the orchestra is delighted to welcome her as soloist and director in this varied programme. She performs Mendelssohn’s lesser-known D minor Violin Concerto, written when the composer was only 13 and reintroduced to the public by Yehudi Menuhin in the early 1950s, and Schubert’s virtuosic Rondo, a piece considered to be the composer’s concerted masterpiece. Bartók’s Divertimento, a work composed in just 15 days before the composer fled Europe for America, and Suk’s Serenade, the result of Dvorák telling him to write ‘something cheerful for a change’, complete the programme.
- Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz113
- Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin in D minor
- Schubert Rondo in A major, D438
- Suk Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op.6
- Stephanie Gonley