- Divertimento for String Orchestra
- Concerto for Violin & String Orchestra in D minor
- Rondo in A major for Violin & Strings, D. 438
- Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op. 6
- English Chamber Orchestra
- Stephanie Gonley
Violinist Stephanie Gonley has been the ECO’s much-loved leader since 1991 and the orchestra is delighted to welcome her as soloist and director in this varied programme. She performs Mendelssohn’s lesser-known D-minor Violin Concerto, written when the composer was only 13 and reintroduced to the public by Yehudi Menuhin in the early 1950s, and Schubert’s virtuosic Rondo, a piece considered to be the composer’s concerted masterpiece.
Bartók’s Divertimento, a work composed in just 15 days before the composer fled Europe for America, and Suk’s Serenade, the result of Dvořák telling him to write ‘something cheerful for a change’, complete the programme.