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Mote Hall
Mote Avenue
Maidstone Leisure Centre

ME15 7SU


Edward ElgarIntroduction and Allegro, Op.47
Max BruchViolin Concerto no.1 in G minor, Op.26
~ Interval ~
Robert SchumannSymphony no.3, Op.97


Benjamin Baker – violin
Brian Wright – Conductor

Maidstone Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

Strings dominate the first half of this programme, starting with Elgar’s wonderfully evocative Introduction and Allegro. Its beautiful “Welsh tune” and “devil of a fugue”, as he called it, make it one of Elgar’s most endearing works. As can be said for Bruch’s very popular 1st Violin Concerto. Our soloist is a brilliant young virtuoso from New Zealand, Benjamin Baker. There’s a thrilling and bouyant optimism about Schumann’s “Rhenish” Symphony, which includes a superb musical portrait of Cologne Cathedral.

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