OTHER FORTHCOMING CONCERTS.
Purchasing of tickets for all concerts.
Tickets for Sidmouth Parish Church
concerts may be obtained online at
www.iscaensemble.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk
and at Paragon Books, 38 High Street, Sidmouth, EX10 8EJ, tel. 01395 514516
Tickets for the Exeter Cathedral concert on 19th. October 2019
and the Gala concert in Sidmouth on Saturday 8th. June 2019
may also be obtained in person or by phone at
Exeter Visitor and Information & tickets tel. 01392 665885, 1 Dix's' Field, Exeter, EX1 1GF
TICKETS are now available online at www.iscaensemble.org.uk and www.ticketsource.co.uk
or in person
or by phone at Exeter Visitor Information & tickets 01392 665885
1 Dix's Field, Exeter EX1 1GF.
Saturday 23rd. November 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
Sidmouth Parish Church
Raddon Stephenson - trombone
Robert Millington - organ
Alex Wilson - piano
Programme will include
Copland : Four Dance Episodes from 'Rodeo'
Ferdinand David : Concertino for trombone and orchestra
Saint-Saëns : Symphony No 3 'Organ Symphony'
Alex Wilson Robert Millington Raddon Stephenson
Saturday 7th. March 2020 at 7.30 p.m.
St. David's Church, Exeter.
Chloé Stratta Anna Marie McLachlan
Saturday 28th. March 2020 at 7.30 p.m.
Sidmouth Parish Church
A special Spring Concert
JOO YEON SIR - violin
This renowned violinist makes a very welcome return to Sidmouth
for a performance of the exquisite Violin Concerto by Elgar.
Elgar : Violin Concerto in B minor Op 61
A newly commissioned work by Exeter composer Alfie Pugh
Marquez : Danzón No 2
Elgar : Violin Concerto. The concerto was composed for the violinist Fritz Kreisler, who gave the premiere in London in 1910, with the composer conducting. Plans by the recording company His Master's Voice to record the work with Kreisler and Elgar did not reach fruition, Instead, the composer made a recording with the teenaged Yehudi Menuhin that has remained in the catalogues since its first release in 1932.
Elgar: Violin Concerto Yehudi Menuhin, Elgar / London S.O. 1932, restored
The Isca Ensemble is delighted to present a stunning programme with the excellent
University of Exeter Chapel Choir and its Musical Director Michael Graham.
Serenade to Music by Vaughan Williams was written in 1938 as a tribute to Sir Henry Wood, and was first performed at the Royal Albert Hall with symphony orchestra and sixteen soloists, for whom the piece was specifically written, each one given a solo passage. The words… "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank..." come from Act V of The Merchant of Venice – Lorenzo and Jessica are at Belmont, and sit listening to music, gazing at the stars and revelling in the magic of the night. The music is exquisitely sweet and tender – at the premiere Rachmaninov, a guest of Sir Henry, listened to it and wept, declaring he had never been so moved by a piece of music.
Fauré's Requiem. Fauré wrote of the work, "Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.
Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No 8. Dvořák tried to achieve a marked difference to his Symphony No 7, a stormy romantic work. No. 8 would be: "different from the other symphonies, with individual thoughts worked out in a new way". The Eighth is cheery and lyrical and draws its inspiration more from the Bohemian folk music that Dvořák loved.
At the age of sixteen, Julian came top in the Long-Thibaud-Crespin 2015 international piano competition (he was awarded the second Grand Prix, no first prize was
awarded) – one of the youngest laureates in the history of this prestigious competition. He also won the concerto prize with his performance of Bartók’s third piano concerto. Earlier in 2015, he won
second prize and the Mocsari prize at the Ile-de-France international piano competition; and was awarded the Grand Prix at the Concours Festival pour le Repertoire Pianistique Moderne.
In the 2016 Kissinger KlavierOlymp in Germany he was awarded second prize. Following his performance at the 2017 Kissinger Sommer Festival, Julian was awarded the Luitpold Prize, given to the most promising young artist in the festival. In November 2017, following his performance of Beethoven's 4th piano concerto with the CBSO in Symphony Hall, one of three finalists in the Dudley International Piano Competition, he was awarded second prize, the audience prize, and the CD recording prize. In September 2018, he was awarded second prize in the Dumortier international piano competition.