The Midsummer Concert
The Midsummer Concert is the culmination of our 22/23 residency at Saint Columb’s Hall. In an homage to St Columba, Founder of the Oak Grove, the programme opens with Stravinsky’s technical masterpiece for chamber orchestra, Dumbarton Oaks.
We pay tribute to the famous tenors who have graced the stage of St Columb’s Hall during its 135 years of music with Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, which celebrates its 100th anniversary of composition in 2023, a work of sublime inventive brilliance.
And tonight, the first-ever winner of the St Columb’s Hall Concerto Award will perform one of the greatest concertos ever written – Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.9 in E-flat major, ‘Jeunehomme’ – described by many as ‘one of the great wonders of the world’
Concerto in E-flat, ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ 8.v.38 Igor Stravinsky
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Op. 31 Benjamin Britten
I N T E R V A L
Piano Concerto No.9 in E-flat major, K.271 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart