An icicle of moon
The Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra plays Simon Holt's An icicle of moon, along with works by Mozart and Dvorak.
Georgia Mann presents a concert from the Royal College of Music, London.
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Winds, K297b
Simon Holt: an icicle of moon
Dvorak: Symphony No 8
Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Zehetmair, conductor
Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair directs the RCM Symphony Orchestra in this varied evening concert. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante opens the programme, treating us to rich textures and dazzling solo writing. RCM Professor of Composition Simon Holt follows with a work dedicated to the 80th birthday of fellow composer Harrison Birtwistle. An icicle of moon is an evocative piece scored for a small orchestra which takes its name from a line in the García Lorca poem, Romance somnámbulo. Finally, Dvorak's Symphony No 8 closes the programme with its charming Czech melodies and unexpected Slavonic waltz movement.
Photo: © Chris Christodoulou