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Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra

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A trio of works that take us on a journey from Vienna to Hollywood and back.

Zemlinsky Lustspiel Overture
Korngold Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No 2

Catherine Larsen-Maguire  Conductor
Maria Włoszczowska  Violin

When Polish violinist Maria Wloszczowska made her memorable first appearance with BHCO at St George’s in March 2020, she gave such a moving account of Sibelius’ concerto that a remarkable, prolonged and thunderous standing ovation ensued. Maria is a versatile artist, having been First Prize-winner at the 2018 Leipzig International JS Bach Competition as well as a prize-winner in the XV International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. In June 2021 she was appointed leader of the Northern Sinfonia. Tonight, she makes a welcome return with the high romantic pyrotechnics of Korngold’s Violin Concerto for what promises to be another electrifying performance.

Korngold, who wrote his concerto only after a successful career in Hollywood film music, had been a child prodigy, studying from the age of 12 with Viennese composer Alexander Zemlinsky. Zemlinsky’s rarely heard Lustspiel [Comedy] Overture is an early work that has at turns both a pastoral and heroic character whose lyricism echoes that of Brahms, who had been a supporter of the young Zemlinsky. Tonight’s musical journey culminates in Brahms’ own Symphony No 2, which starts from a place of pastoral idyll but makes its way to a finale of radiant jubilance.

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!