Delius’s 150th birthday is marked to the day with this concert of beautiful English music. At the heart of the programme is the composer’s Cello Concerto and his orchestral work Brigg Fair, where his very personal blend of musical impressionism and lush chromaticism create a uniquely English pastoral soundworld. Vaughan Williams’s ever-yearning violin showpiece The Lark Ascending opens the concert, and Elgar’s well-loved suite of variations closes this celebration.
This concert is supported by The Delius Trust
More Sunday matinees at Royal Festival Hall:
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Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Beethoven and Mendelssohn
Mar 23 2014, 15:00 - Royal Festival Hall
Lorin Maazel conducts Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition