Festival Academy Orchestra with Thomas Hull - conductor Paul Lewis - piano
Festival Academy Orchestra with Thomas Hull - conductor Paul Lewis - piano

SATURDAY 26 MAY 7.00PM – ENDS APPROX 9.00PM
Please note earlier start time

Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra

Thomas Hull – conductor Paul Lewis – piano

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Britten

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Op.10

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Mozart

Piano concerto in C major K503

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Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36

The final festival concert opens with the work Britten was commissioned to write for the 1937 Salzburg festival and which first brought him to the world’s attention. It is a landmark of 20th-century string writing, and a tribute to his revered teacher, Frank Bridge. Paul Lewis then plays Mozart’s joyous K503 and we close with Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, a work that combines anguish and melancholy with happiness, albeit a happiness that is tempered by, in Tchaikovsky’s words, “that fateful force which prevents the impulse to happiness from attaining its goal”

“If you cannot discover reasons for happiness in yourself, look at others. Get out among the people. Look what a good time they have simply surrendering themselves to joy.” Tchaikovsky writing to Mme von Meck about the finale of the 4th symphony

“If anything happened to my musical father, I don’t know what I should do” Britten writing about Frank Bridge in 1930

For more information on Paul Lewis see: http://www.paullewispiano.co.uk

Tickets:

Reserved £40 & £35 Unreserved £23 Students £1