Thursday 23rd May 2020, 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm)
St James' Church, Chipping Campden

The Festival Academy Orchestra

Thomas Hull conductor
Ruth Rogers leader
Richard Goode piano

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Mendelssohn

Trumpet Overture Op.101 (10’)

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Mozart

Piano concerto in D minor K.466 (35’)

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Dvorak

Symphony No.5 in F major Op.76 (40’)

For the second Academy concert of 2020 the orchestra are joined by one the great Mozart pianists of our age. Mozart wrote twenty seven piano concertos but only two in a minor key. Written in 1785 the D minor is a dark, brooding work and completely different in character to the F major Concerto K.459 that preceded it and the deeply beautiful C major Concerto K.467 that followed a month later. Mozart rarely wrote in D minor, but when he did it seems he used it to create a disturbing, almost dangerous atmosphere. The concert opens with Mendelssohn’s Trumpet overture which he wrote at the tender age of 16, and closes with Dvorak’s 5th Symphony, the first of his symphonies that would eventually become acknowledged as one of his orchestral masterpieces.

 

“Richard Goode …. one of the foremost Mozart pianists America has produced. Typically, there was enormous musical intelligence at work in his playing, along with a grace and refinement, and purling tone, that connected long phrases with the utmost fluency and musical understanding.” Chicago Tribune

Tickets:

Reserved £40 & £35
Unreserved £25
Students £1