Benevolent Fund Concert



Friday 18 September 2009 at 7.30PM

Michael Seal  conductor
Elspeth Dutch  horn
Thomas Trotter  organ

Elgar: In the South 19′
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 16′
Widor: Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 6′
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 (Organ) 34′

When the mighty Symphony Organ joins forces with the full CBSO, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a shiver down the spine. So it’s no surprise that the Organ Symphony is one of the most popular of all romantic symphonies – it’s simply thrilling! There are thrills aplenty in the rest of this concert, too – whether in Elgar’s stirring overture, or the pure, irresistibly tuneful fun of Mozart’s most famous horn concerto. Join Birmingham’s premier musicians for this evening raising funds for the CBSO Benevolent Fund.

Review from Christopher Morley at:

…”The menu was mouthwatering, beginning with Elgar’s colourful and evocative In the South Overture, written when the composer had at last achieved the recognition he so desperately craved and therefore fizzing with a confidence which didn’t quite overwhelm here, in a reading which needed more positive shaping. Christopher Yates’s viola solo was magical.” …