The last in the William Lloyd Webber centenary concerts with a performance of his finest orchestral work "Aurora" opening the concert.
Schumann wrote his piano concerto for his wife, Clara, who was an outstanding concert pianist and a composer in her own right. The couple took the young Brahms into their family as an adoptive artistic son. This initiated a life-time's journey of complex relationships of mutual respect, love and devotion, both artistic and personal.
William Lloyd Webber: Aurora
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Brahms: Symphony No4 in E minor
Jan Rautio (piano) - Philip Hesketh (conductor)
World premiere of an exciting and gloriously funny opera celebrating Galileo Galilei's groundbreaking discoveries in astronomy.
The cast is led by international opera singers and instrumentalists of the highest calibre with a company of singers and players drawn from absolute beginners to experienced amateurs and brilliant young people.
Operatic concept and creation by artistic director, Gillian Spragg.
West London’s newest award-winning, multi-arts festival will take place from October 10th to 26th at various venues in the London Borough of Ealing.
The Festival has a special focus on highly innovative programming that encompasses music, opera, visual art, literature, film, dance and heritage events.
The 2014 Festival is drawing inspiration from Galileo Galilei whose father, Vincenzo, was one of the leading inventors of opera and whose eldest daughter, Virginia, was a copious letter-writer - a family of stars and star-gazers.
There will be a new opera, concerts, films, drama, poetry, new visual art, family events and events about families, and much more, to intrigue and delight.
The Festival is also putting on its first poetry competition with the theme Constellations. The competition will be judged by George Szirtes, internationally acclaimed winner of the T S Eliot and many other prizes. Click on Poetry Competition to find all the details for entering your poetry online or by post. Closing date for entry is September 8th.
Please go to www.ealingautumnfestival.co.uk/poetry-competition for further information.