Sunday Matinee Series | Philharmonia Orchestra

Sunday Matinee Series | Philharmonia Orchestra

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 15:00

A special afternoon of English music conducted by John Wilson, framed around John Ireland's Piano Concerto, performed 50 years after his death. Written in 1930, it was an immediate success at its première, its jazzy rhythms reminiscent of Ravel's G Major concerto. In this afternoon's concert it appears alongside works all written in the first three decades of the 20th century. These are Vaughan Williams's rhapsodic Tallis Fantasia, Elgar's evocative Alassio and Delius's glorious pastoral sound-painting describing the arrival of spring. Walton's boisterous portrait of naval life, Portsmouth Point, completes the programme.

Portsmouth Point
Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring
Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
In the South, 'Alassio'
Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E flat
John Ireland (1879-1962)


Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
51° 30' 12.24" N, 0° 7' 2.8128" W
Event Information Box
£38, £29, £23, £18, £14, £11, £8, Premium seats £45, Some concessions available Available from 0800 652 6717 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm.
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