Tickets are now on sale for London Firebird Orchestra’s next orchestral extravaganza with Fantasia at the magnificent St James’s Church in Sussex Gardens, Paddington on Wednesday 24 February.
Sweeping strings and celestial harps capture the essence of England with Vaughan Williams’s hauntingly beautiful Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. In contrast, Elgar’s energetic and lively Introduction & Allegro completes a string-focused first half before Beethoven’s mighty Symphony no. 7, with its dramatic first movement, soul-searching Allegretto and dazzling finale.
“Following on from the success of our autumn launch concert in Covent Garden we are thrilled to be staging this fantastic event in this glorious setting” said Marc Corbett-Weaver, London Firebird’s Artistic Director.
This concert marks the Firebird début of conductor Michael Thrift. Originally from Sydney, winner of the Australian Young Composer of the Year and Associate Conductor of Sydney Youth Orchestra, Michael’s relocation to Europe has led to performances in Graz and Vienna, the Cheltenham Festival, The Queen’s Opera, Fulham Opera, Fringe Opera and Operissima.
“…conductor Michael Thrift leaves audiences shocked with Puccini’s dark and dramatic climax.” Fringe Opera
Doors open at 7.15pm for the 7.35pm performance and tickets can be purchased here.