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St Giles-without-Cripplegate
Fore Street
City of London



Gerald FinziOverture to Love’s Labour’s Lost
Frédéric ChopinPiano Concerto no.2 in F minor, Op.21
Felix MendelssohnSymphony no.4 in A major 'Italian', Op.90


Pierre Vallet – Conductor
Elizabeth Sombart – piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Programme Note

The world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra opens the festival with a programme of joyful, romantic music. Finzi's Introduction to Love's Labours Lost (written for a production of Shakespeare's play) sets the tone for the whole week. Acclaimed French pianist Elizabeth Sombart joins the orchestra for Chopin's Second Piano Concerto with its slow movement of great beauty inspired, apparently, by the composer's love for another. Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony encapsulates the composer's love affair with Italy, full of exuberance and sunshine. 

Forms part of ten days of concerts of beautiful music, around themes of love, romance and Shakespeare performed in one of the historic churches within London's Square Mile. 

Elizabeth Sombart – piano

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