Saturday June 22nd 2013 - A romantic concert featuring the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with soloist Ralph Dawson and other works.
Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 is his last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time. Although conceived in 1838, the work took another six years to complete and was not premiered until 1845. The work itself was one of the violin concertos of the Romantic era and was influential to the compositions of many other composers.
In this concert the orchestra is supporting the local charity The Friends of the Rowan School which raises funds to support the children of the Rowan – a small, special school for primary aged children in Sheffield who have complex speech, language and communication difficulties. The current fundraising programme is to provide music therapy for children in the school. We all know what joy music can bring to each and every one of us but at the Rowan, music, in many guises, enables the children to learn and develop in ways that were never thought possible. For a brief overview of the music therapy programme please see this short video.
We are delighted that our soloist for the concerto is Endcliffe Orchestra leader Ralph Dawson.
|Event:||Mendelssohn Violin Concerto|
|Date:||Saturday June 22nd 2013|
|Venue:||Ecclesall Parish Church
Sheffield S11 7PP
|Tickets:||Full £10, concession £7, students £4, under 12s free|
|Sales:||Buy tickets online|
|Programme:||Brahms Tragic Overture
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Dvorak’s 7th Symphony
|Supported charity:||Friends of the Rowan School