Saturday 19 Jan 2019, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

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Martyn Brabbins conductor

Laurent Ben Slimane clarinet

Elgar Introduction and Allegro

Geoffrey Gordon Prometheus, Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Instantly popular since its premiere in 1946, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra introduces the instruments of the orchestra one by one with a sprightly tune. Martyn Brabbins conducts two English classics for string orchestra: Elgar's lively Introduction and Allegro and Vaughan Williams's Romantic masterpiece, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. In between, hear the premiere of a new bass clarinet concerto inspired by Ancient Greek legend, by American composer and winner of the Aaron Copland Award, Geoffrey Gordon.

FREE pre-concert cello recital, 6.15pm
Join the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Cello Timothy Walden as he plays music by Bach and Britten, plus a new work written by Richard Birchall (No. 3 Cello) for this special event.