Orlando Jopling: conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor: piano (Young Musician of the Year 2004)
The Internationally-renowned English Chamber Orchestra performs exclusively for the De La Warr Pavilion.
The English Chamber Orchestra recently recorded the soundtrack to Atonement, the latest blockbuster in this summer of successful movies starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.
On Benjamin Grosvenor:
“His technical mastery is just amazing; it’s as if he takes each note out and polishes it before he puts it back.”
Chris Ramsden – BBC
"Chopin's Nocturne in D Flat was given a rendition of such maturity that one was sometimes thinking of Rubinstein in his prime. The whole piece was presented with elaborate ornamentation and emotion. In Scherzo No 1 the outer sections were incredibly fast, while the central movement, based on a Polish carol, was luxuriously sustained and performed with a rapt tenderness."
John Packwood, Bristol Evening Post
On Orlando Jopling:
"The performance of Schubert’s ‘Great’ C major symphony, which ended the programme, was one of the finest I have heard. Sustained rhythmic drive and fluid phrasing gave it an irresistible dance energy."
This fantastic evening of music contains the following programme:
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor
Booking and further information 01424 229111