Royal Academy of Music and Juilliard School
Sunday 21 Jul 2019 4pm
James Ehnes violin
Edward Gardner conductor
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet 19’
Britten Violin Concerto 31’
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring 33’
This orchestra from London’s Royal Academy of Music and New York’s Juilliard School is conducted by Edward Gardner, one of the leading figures in the British musical scene.
Stravinsky’s explosive ballet is a thrilling, virtuosic masterpiece of suppressed energy and orchestral colour. It is preceded by Tchaikovsky’s tumultuous Shakespearean fantasy and Britten’s brooding, ardent concerto, penned in America under the looming threat of war.