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Summer Showpieces concert with Sibelius's Violin Concerto

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St Mary's Church

Horse Fair

Banbury

OX16 0AA

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  • Ibert – Overture de Fête
  • Sibelius – Violin Concerto performed by Maria Kousnetsova
  • Don Gillis – Symphony No 5½: ‘A Symphony for Fun’
  • Moussorsky – Pictures At An Exhibition

The music of the French composer Jacques Ibert has been described as a combination of ‘tenderness, irony, lyricism, and the burlesque’. Certainly his compositions contain much typical French wit, and we start our concert with his entertaining Overture de Fête.

Jean Sibelius has a different musical outlook, focused heavily on the land and nature of his native Finland. His Violin Concerto is among the most challenging solo parts in the violin repertoire, and we are fortunate to have a fantastic soloist to dazzle us with her virtuosity. Franco-Russian violinist Maria Kouznetsova is the prizewinner of international competitions that include the China Guang Ya Chengdu (1st prize 2014), Andrea Postacchini (2nd prize 2005), David Oistrakh (2nd prize 2007, 1st not awarded) and Adriatico Music Competition (1st prize 2007) where she was also awarded the EMCY Art for Music prize. She is as well a laureate of the Manhattan Music Competition 2017 (Gold medal with distinction), 2007 Ancona music competition (1st prize in both solo and chamber music categories) and "Luigi Nono" competition 2006 (1st prize and special award for the performance of a modern composition).

Don Gillis was an American composer of the twentieth century. His best known piece is Symphony 5½, A Symphony for Fun, which is certainly a lot of fun for the orchestra!

Finally, we close our concert with the epic, colourful and demanding Pictures At An Exhibition by Modest Moussorgsky, in the orchestrated version by Maurice Ravel.

Tickets are £10 and 18s and under remain FREE!

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