20th May 2023 - York Barbican, 7:30pm

Bernstein, Korngold & Rachmaninov

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Gabrielle Sargent


  • Bernstein – Overture to Candide
  • Korngold – Violin Concerto in D
  • Rachmaninov – Symphony No.2

Violin:  Nicholas Wright

Conductor: Simon Wright

Leader: Fiona Love

The final concert this season will feature one of Rachmaninov’s best and most well-known symphonies.  We will start with an exciting and fizzing overture to a Bernstein Operetta Candide

We are delighted that Nicholas will be joining us from his home in Vancouver for a performance of a brilliant work for violin and orchestra.  Korngold was a renowned Hollywood film composer, but he also wrote works for the concert hall, including this concerto that has many musical flavours of the film world.

The world had to wait over nine years after the challenges of the performance of Rachmaninov’s his first symphony for the second to come along.  To be fair, both are wonderful works, but the second has become much more well-known with its glorious soaring melodies.

A wonderful concert to close the season.

Please note that whilst we will endeavour to perform the concert as shown, the orchestra reserves the right, without prior notice, to amend the concert date, concert programme, soloist and ticket pricing should circumstances require


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