South London Sinfonietta

Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 19:30
St Cyprian's Church, Glentworth Street, London NW1 6AX

The world premiere of Peter's new symphony, opus 47.

Glinka: Overture Ruslan & Lyudmila
Bruch: Violin concerto No.1 in G minor
Peter Fender: Symphony No.1 op.47 (world première)

South London Sinfonietta
Peter Fender, conductor
Rosa Hartley, violin

We start with a piece of musical quicksilver, the irresistible and joyfully unrestrained overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila by Glinka, which has become his best-known work. That is followed by the romantic, rich, alluring and enduring first violin concerto by Bruch (played by British violinist, Rosa Hartley), which is always near the top of the ClassicFM chart! Finally a new symphony, by English composer and conductor Peter Fender: now dramatic and pungent, now lyrical and transparent, an experience.