Wolf Italian Serenade
Grace Williams Elegy
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Chloë Hanslip violin and director
Northern Chamber Orchestra
We welcome back the Northern Chamber Orchestra for this delightful spring concert directed by their Artist in Association, violinist Chloë Hanslip.
The concert opens with Wolf’s Italian Serenade, described by Max Reger as an "appealing work…of such an enchanting tonal charm, of such a captivating, highly original colour that it will certainly inspire the greatest enthusiasm when it is performed”. The short but nonetheless beautiful Elegy by Grace Williams follows before Chloë steps out of the orchestra to play Bach’s A minor violin concerto. She continues as soloist in the second half in Arvo Pärt’s deeply atmospheric and virtuosic piece for violin, strings and single percussionist.
Closing the concert is Tchaikovsky’s ever popular Serenade for Strings; tuneful, poised and energetic, this is the great Russian composer at the height of his powers.