Tasmin Little menuhin competition

Thursday 7 April 2016 – Opening Concert

Philharmonia Orchestra
Kazuki Yamada (conductor)
Tasmin Little (violin)*
Jiafeng Chen (violin)**
Rennosuke Fukuda (violin)***
Ray Chen (violin)****

Elgar Overture, Cockaigne (In London Town), Op. 40
Holst A Song of the Night for violin & orchestra, Op. 19*
Roxanna Panufnik Hora Bessarabia for solo violin
(world premiere)**
Waxman Carmen Fantasie for violin and orchestra***
Brahms Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77****

Four former prizewinners of the Menuhin Competition take us on an absorbing musical journey of works intimately connected with Yehudi Menuhin. From the powerhouse romanticism of the Brahms Concerto and Franz Waxman’s pyrotechnical wizardry, to the soaring eloquence of Holst’s A Song of the Night and a world premiere from composing sensation Roxanna Panufnik.

Supported by the Celia Blakey Charitable Trust

Royal Festival Hall, 19:30
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

£42 £33 £27 £22 £17 £14 £11 Signature seats £50*

Ray Chen menuhin competition