16 Apr

English Chamber Orchestra with Stephanie Gonley

19:30 Cadogan Hall, London

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.

  1. Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz113
  2. Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin in D minor
  3. Schubert Rondo in A major, D438
  4. Suk Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op.6
Stephanie Gonley
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