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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 »
The mysterious overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream - composed by the 17-year-old Mendelssohn - forms the magical opening to a concert of music from the heart of 19th century European classical music. Schumann’s heart-rending cello concerto will be performed by the dazzling cellist Raphael Wallfisch before Brahms’s great Beethovenian inspired First Symphony.Find out more »