Remembrance Sunday concert
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Matthew Trusler (violin)
Bach (arr Stokowski) Toccata & Fugue BWV565 
Britten Violin Concerto in D Minor Op.15 
Butterworth A Shropshire Lad: Rhapsody 
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.4 in F Minor 
Bach’s Toccata & Fugue was orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski in 1927 and later featured in the opening sequence of the Disney film Fantasia, where Stokowski as The Conductor shakes hands with Mickey Mouse!
Britten’s Violin Concerto was written in 1939 and is heavily influenced by the escalation of hostilities in Europe. Violinist Matthew Trusler makes a welcome return as our virtuosic soloist in this emotional and technically demanding work.
Butterworth wrote A Shropshire Lad in 1913 based on poems by AE Housman. He was a great friend of Vaughan Williams (they collected folk tunes together) and this evocative orchestral work heralds the end of a particularly idyllic time for Butterworth who was to lose his life in the trenches of the First World War.
Vaughan Williams’s craggy and ferocious Fourth Symphony was written in 1935 as the storm clouds of war gathered over Europe. He always maintained he wasn’t influenced by war but the symphony does copy the form of Beethoven’s Fifth, written when Napoleon invaded Austria.
Pre-Concert Interview 1.45pm – Matthew Trusler in conversation with Peter Back
(Note change of interviewer to that previously advertised)
Tickets £3.75 are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273) 709709 or https://brightondome.org/event/14926/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra_pre-concert_interview/
Concert tickets from £12-£38 are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273) 709709 or https://brightondome.org/event/14659/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra/