de Havilland Philharmonic
Tchaikovsky’s gentle Serenade for Strings opens this concert, to be followed by Stravinsky’s more rumbustious Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments from his neoclassical period in 1924.
Prokofiev’s Symphony No.6 was written in 1947 as an elegy for the sadness and sorrows of the Second World War. It is a dark work which was condemned by the Stalinist regime the next year for not following ‘party lines’. The Symphony has just three movements which Prokofiev uses to show the destruction of the war but also the triumph representing the end of the war.
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Prokofiev Symphony No.6
Conductor Robin Browning
A pre-concert talk will take place at 6.45pm. Admission: £2.50