Martyn Brabbins conducts two English classics for string orchestra: Elgar's lively Introduction and Allegro and Vaughan Williams' Romantic masterpiece, the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.
In between, hear the premiere of a new bass clarinet concerto inspired by Ancient Greek legend, from American composer and winner of the Aaron Copland Award, Geoffrey Gordon.
His infectious style combines an ear for melody with a ‘zest for sonic experimentation’ (New York Times).
RepertoireElgar: Introduction and Allegro
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6pm: Music of Today pre-concert performance. Free but ticketed.
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