Fri, Jun 24|
Elgar Concert Hall
Summer Festival Orchestra
Join the Summer Festival Orchestra for a programme of Takemitsu, Prokofiev and the joint winner of the Music Society's Soloist prize performing Elgar's Cello Concerto.
Time & Location
Jun 24, 2022, 7:30 PM
Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
About the Event
Daniele Rosina conductor
Ioannis Emmanouilidis cello
Takemitsu's captivating Signals from Heaven for brass ensemble heralds the opening of this Summer Festival orchestral concert. We celebrate a year of outstanding student music making with this final performance of the 21/22 academic year. A highlight of the year has been the success of the Music Society Soloist prize, with joint winners being awarded this year. Ioannis Emmanouilidis is a Maths/Music joint honours student and joins the orchestra for a performance of Elgar's Cello Concerto. Prokofiev's fifth symphony closes the cocnert - a work written in 1944 - the composer stated that he "conceived of it as glorifying the grandeur of the human spirit, praising the free and happy man - his strength, his generosity, and the purity of his soul".
Takemitsu Signals from Heaven Elgar Cello concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, Op. 100