Site Search

Other Resources
News Archive

Philip Sawyers: Birth of a Symphony

 28 February 2017 at 7.30pm 

Philip Sawyers: Birth of a Symphony

St John's, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

Clare Hammond, piano
April Fredrick, soparano
Kenneth Woods, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra

The English Symphony Orchestra embark on a multi-year celebration of the enduring place of the symphony in today’s musical life with the world premiere of Philip Sawyers’ Symphony No. 3. Previous symphonies by Sawyers, who holds the ESO’s “John McCabe Composer in Association” chair, have been greeted with universal acclaim.

“...strong personality, genuine substance and warm-hearted integrity. Symphony strikes me a formidably rigourous, intelligent and nourishing statement.” Gramophone

Emerging piano superstar Clare Hammond performs Mozart’s fiery Piano Concerto in D minor, and soprano April Fredrick gives the London premiere of Songs of Loss and Regret.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

Philip Sawyers : Fanfare
Philip Sawyers : Songs of Loss and Regret
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466
Philip Sawyers : Symphony No. 3

Review this Concert