Closing Concert | Summer Festival 2019

Saturday 22 June 2019 7:30pm (doors 7.00pm)
The Parish Church, Old Glossop

Viv McLean

Viv McLean piano | Claire Surman soprano | Christopher George conductor | Morven Bryce leader | Glossop Festival Orchestra

Mendelssohn The Hebrides (overture) op. 26 | Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 op. 37 (Viv McLean, piano) | Mozart “Ch’io mi scordi di te?” K. 505 (Claire Surman, soprano & Viv McLean, piano) | Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor K. 550

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Our 2019 Summer Festival closes with a concert featuring our Vice-President, pianist Viv McLean performing alongside our Artistic Team Leader, soprano Claire Surman. The evening starts with the Hebrides Overture, written by Mendelssohn after a memorable trip to Fingal’s Cave. This overture sets a suitably dramatic scene before Beethoven’s third Piano Concerto, performed by Viv McLean. The concerto was written at a time when Beethoven was coming to terms with impending deafness, and shows that he was not willing to accept his situation meekly. In the last movement he seems to be confronting his condition with an almost irritable humour.

Viv returns to in the second half, accompanying soprano Claire Surman as she sings Mozart’s beautiful concert aria, Ch’io mi scordi di te?. The concert concludes with Mozart’s “Great G minor Symphony” – his Symphony no. 40 – written in 1788. Few works from the 18th century are as intense and and unconventional as this, and we are thrilled to close this year’s Festival with such an iconic piece that will surely display the huge talent of the Glossop Festival Orchestra at its best. 

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