Mozart, Kien and Rachmaninov: Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra
Windsor Building Auditorium
Molly Kien (1979): Pyramid
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Flute Concerto in D major, K 314 (285d)
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27
Rachmaninov’s mighty Symphony No 2 sits at the centre of this concert given by Rebecca Miller and the Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra. From a brooding opening it moves through a lovely slow movement to an ecstatic close – one of the most triumphant in the repertoire. There’s more drama and still greater virtuosity in Mozart’s fizzing Flute Concerto in D Major, performed here by 2019 Royal Holloway concerto competition winner Sophie Hooper.
Inspired by a colourful pyramid rising towards a golden sun, the concert opens with the glittering, Hilma of Klimt-inspired Pyramid by the American composer Molly Kien. This is a concert not to be missed!
£12.50 (concessions available). Tickets available on the door or book online.