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Evocative landscapes, both wild and sublime are brought to life in the captivating music of Mendelssohn and Beethoven in this opening orchestral concert of the seres. These two works frame Mozart's exquisite concerto for the new instrument of the time - the clarinet.Find out more »
Our Oxford debut celebrates a musical journey to some of the great cities of Europe starting with Vienna and the birthplace of Mozart’s operas, to Leipzig the musical heart of Germany which hosted the premiere of Mendelssohn’s dazzling violin concerto and culminating with one of Haydn’s greatest London symphonies - the ‘Drum Roll’.Find out more »
Beethoven's majestic Egmont Overture opens Firebird's 2018/19 Season in truly monumental form, conducted by Firebird’s own George Jackson. Alongside is Bruch's beautiful Violin Concerto performed by the Belgian violinist Leonard Schreiber - and is considered to be one of the most popular concertos ever composed.
The second half features two magical works by Dvořák, opening with his ‘Song to the Moon’ from his opera Rusalka and sung by rising star Verity Wingate. And secondly the cheery and lyrical 8th Symphony which draws its inspiration from the Bohemian folk music that Dvořák so loved.Find out more »