Jon Musgrave, familiar to many on these boards, is performing Herbert Howells' first Piano Concerto in Reading soon.
Sunday 29 January 2017
4.30pm, The Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road, RG1 5AQ
Holst - Perfect Fool Ballet
Howells - Piano Concerto No.1 (Soloist Jon Musgrave)
Vaughan Williams - Tallis Fantasia
Bax - Spring Fire
West Forest Sinfonia
Philip Ellis, conductor.www.westforestsinfonia.org
The rehearsals have been going well, and Jon is stunning. The Howells is a young work, where he sounds occasionally like Elgar, like Vaughan WIllliams, and like Rachmaninov - as well as sounding a bit like Howells. It's brilliant.
And Bax's Spring Fire is completely awesome. Come and listen to it live - there aren't many performances.
Hope you can make it