Saturday 9 November 2019, 7.30pm

The BSO Autumn Concert
St Martin’s Church, Mortimer Road, London NW10 5SN

  • Wagner, Parsifal: Good Friday Music
  • Sibelius, Pohjola’s Daughter: Rosalind Ventris
  • Berlioz, Harold in Italy – Soloist

Conductor: Levon Parikian
Leader: Charlie Brookes

We kick off our new season with Sibelius’s magical, folk-inspired tone poem Pohjola’s Daughter. The concert closes with Berlioz’s dreamlike Harold in Italy. Melancholy and pensive, the symphony brings the viola to the forefront to convey restlessness, wanderlust and the artist’s ceaseless search for inspiration.

We are delighted to have Rosalind Ventris performing with us. Rosalind leads a varied international career as a soloist and chamber musician. Her career was launched as a prizewinner of the Tertis Competition, aged 17.

As a recitalist, she has appeared at the Bozar, Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Flagey, Aldeburgh Festival, Slovak Philharmonic and the Concertgebouw. Rosalind has performed as soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, l’Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and the Belgian National Orchestra. Recent engagements include performances at the Cheltenham, Ryedale Festival, Båstad, Sion, West Cork, Great Music in Irish Houses and Machynlleth Festivals and concerts at Kings Place, Auditorium du Louvre, and the Concertgebouw. Rosalind has recorded for Delphian, Signum and Navona, and she has recorded Richard Blackford’s Kalon for string quartet and orchestra with the Czech Philharmonic. She regularly performs with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective and she is the violist of flute, viola and harp ensemble Trio Anima, Rosalind teaches at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Booking Info:
Tickets: Adults: £10, Concessions (over 60’s): £8, Under 18’s: £5
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