Australian Chamber Orchestra & Guildhall Musicians
Concert, Milton Court
Webern Five movements for string orchestra, Op 5
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Richard Tognetti director & violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court
Guildhall Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti sweeps the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Guildhall musicians from inter-war England to the dark heart of the Viennese psyche.
On paper, it’s a mouthwatering programme – contrasting masterpieces by Vaughan Williams and Britten, framed by the pinpoint psychological precision of Webern and the tormented passion of Schoenberg’s luscious Verklärte Nacht. But as The Times put it in 2018, "Nothing about this orchestra is ever routine".
So expect the unexpected from Vaughan Williams’s famous Lark, and experience the raw energy that the ACO’s superb musicians draw from this side-by-side collaboration with musicians from Guildhall School.
£15-£36 available from Barbican Box Office
Milton Court Concert Hall