Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor
soloist: Philip James Leslie
Ravel: La Valse
Strauss: Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier"
Conducted by Neil Mantle
Another exciting young pianist making a first appearance with Sinfonia is Philip James Leslie. He joins us for the stormy and passionate first piano concerto of Brahms. This titanic work makes huge technical demands upon the soloist; challenges which will be met in full by this formidable young talent.
Like Ravel’s kaleidoscopic orchestral showpiece, Richard Strauss’s most beloved opera celebrates the 19th century waltz: but they are very different ’takes’ on it in atmosphere. One is a celebration of the dance, while the other… Well, come along and find out for yourself - we look forward to welcoming you to this, and all our concerts!