In our latest podcast, Brian Rose speaks with composer and conductor Tom Kilworth from Trinity Orchestra ahead of their first concert event of 2024. The interview provides a fascinating insight into life behind the scenes, with the concert taking place on the 20th January.
From the official website:
Trinity Orchestra’s first concert of 2024 opens with The Noonday Witch – a captivating and atmospheric symphonic poem by Antonín Dvořák, inspired by a poem by Czech folklorist Karel Jaromír Erben.
With a similarly full Romantic harmonic structure and a glimpse of the horizons of modern music, American composer Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony set her apart as a prominent female composer at the turn of the twentieth century. Beach drew inspiration work from simple old English, Irish and Scottish melodies, thus the subtitle ‘Gaelic’.
The centrepiece of this concert, will be a performance of one of the best-loved and most often-performed works of all time: Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2. As soloist we are thrilled to welcome multi-award-winning pianist Thomas Kelly, currently studying at the Royal College of Music. The concerto is full of romantic melodies and lush harmonies and, with this work, audiences and critics alike would continue to look to Rachmaninov as an example of the exciting and wondrous possibilities Romanticism could provide.
You can listen to the interview below: