There are free tickets going to hear an orchestra of the best music students in London this Thursday with the brilliant cellist Guy Johnston.
Toby Purser conductor
Guy Johnston cello
Robert Poulton baritone
Britten: Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Attrib. Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen (world premiere)
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Op. 45
Mussorgsky, orch. Landers: On the River (world premiere)
A Stravinsky premier – we think! Orion performs a long-lost orchestration of the Song of the Volga Boatmen, believed to be by Stravinsky, but still awaiting authentication. Conductor Toby Purser is totally convinced, but we want your opinion – come and be part of an audience vote saying whether you agree. The concert also launches Orion’s Great Young Soloists Series with Guy Johnston, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2000.