Weber Overture, OberonMendelssohn
Violin ConcertoVaughan Williams The Lark AscendingSibelius
Symphony No. 5Fabien Gabel
conductor Fanny Clamagirand
Vaughan William's lark soars skywards - spiralling, floating and propelling its way towards the firmament with a sense of aspiration and discovery: a lone creature set against the expanse of the skies; a single violin countering the weight of the orchestra. When he saw a flock of sixteen swans taking flight over his Järvenpää villa, Sibelius knew he'd glimpsed the blazing light of optimism amid a sea of dark depression. He thrust the swans' sure but graceful ascent into the final movement of his Fifth Symphony, which itself soars optimistically upwards, free from its creator's earthly concerns.Click here to download the Brighton 2011/12 season brochure
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Select a link below to listen to selected movements from this concert (Flash Player opens in a new window).Weber: Oberon - OvertureMendelssohn: Violin Concerto - III. AllegroVaughan Williams: The Lark AscendingSibelius: Symphony No. 5 - I. Tempo molto moderatoSibelius: Symphony No. 5 - III. Allegro molto