The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra present Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony – Wednesday 8 June

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Bexhill with a
programme of glorious orchestral classics.

MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
BORODIN, arr. Sargent Nocturne
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’
Brian Wright Conductor
Mayumi Kanagawa Violin

Opening with Mozart’s energetic Overture to The Marriage of Figaro which
gives a foretaste of the comical opera that it introduces.
Multi-award-winning violinist Mayumi Kanagawa takes to the stage to
perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Described by legendary violinist
Joseph Joachim as ‘the heart’s jewel’, this magnificent concerto is rightly
considered one of the greatest masterpieces of the violin repertoire, from
its unusual opening with the soloist entering first, through to its sparkling
Allegro finale.

The evening concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’.
Conductor Brian Wright leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra through
in this characterful work, from depictions of country folk dancing with
frolicsome melodies, to the start of the rainfall and the thrill of the storm,
returning safely back to calm in the uplifting final movement.
The De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP
Starts 7.30pm.
Tickets £19, £28, £35, £44. Box office 01424 229111.
Brian Wright

“Passion, versatility and uncompromising artistic standards are the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra’s hallmarks, and as it looks forward to an exciting
future with its new Music Director, Vasily Petrenko, it will continue to be
recognised as one of the world’s most open-minded, forward-thinking and
accessible symphony orchestras.”