Mendelssohn, Britten, Hindemith and Glinka

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Sat 5th Mar 2016, 7:30pm

St Saviour’s Church
Sandpit Lane
St Albans
AL1 4DF

Conductor: Leon Gee
Soloist: Cristian Grajner De Sa

Glinka: Overture ‘Ruslan and Ludmila’
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Cristian Grajner De Sa, violin)
Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber

Cristian Grajner De Sa began violin and piano lessons at the age of seven and since then has enjoyed performing in recitals and as a concerto soloist on the violin. He has appeared as a String Finalist in the televised BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 competition.

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is possibly the most popular work ever written for violin, with glorious melodies displaying the soloist’s virtuoso technique.

Britten’s Sea Interludes are scene changes from his opera Peter Grimes, and he always intended for them to be published separately. Hindemith sketched a series of movements based on themes by Weber to be used in a ballet for a dance company, but the ballet never came to fruition.