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English Chamber Orchestra

Repertoire

Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
Alissa Firsova
Serenade for Strings (world premiere)
Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme
David Matthews
Symphony No. 4

Performers

Alissa Firsova
conductor/piano
Michael Petrov
cello

Throughout the ECO’s history it has has commissioned and premiered numerous works for orchestra, often championing young talent; today they are delighted to be working with the gifted musician, composer and conductor Alissa Firsova who conducts the world premiere of her Serenade for Strings, commissioned especially for this evening’s performance.

The orchestra also revisits one of the ECO’s past commissions, the Fourth Symphony of its old friend David Matthews, who celebrates his 70th birthday this year.

Alissa is the soloist in Mozart’s sublime Concerto No. 23 in A and, returning to the podium, is joined by the outstanding young cellist Michael Petrov for Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme.

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