Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Exeter Symphony Orchestra, Marie Langrishe (violin) Anton Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor - Southernhay URC Saturday 10 March

Marie Langrishe
pictured after playing Mozart at Exeter Cathedral
Marie will play Bruch at Southernhay
and Bach and Mendelssohn at Honiton

Amongst Brenda Potts' violin section at the Exeter Chamber Choir performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and Mass in C minor at Exeter Cathedral this Saturday (25th February), was a promising young violinist - Marie Langrishe.

Marie is a third year student at the Royal College of Music. (Another well known local musician at the same establishment is Edward Scull, fourth year student, from Dawlish - who played Tympani on Saturday. He played his marimba so brilliantly at Dawlish last year - 16th April).

Marie will be soloist at two big events in Devon in the near future.

Anton Bruch's First Violin Concerto will be performed by the Exeter Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 10th March atthe United Reformed Church in Southernhay.

Bruch completed the concerto in 1866 and conducted the first performance. The performance we hear is the version revised by Joseph Joachim the following year.

J S Bach's Concerto for Two Violins (in which Andrew Harvey will join Marie as second soloist) and Felix Mendelssohn's Concerto in D minor will be performed by the Euorpean Union Chamber Choir on Thursday 31st May at St Paul's Church in Honiton as the final concert of the Honiton Festival.

Bach wrote his 'Double in Leipzig in 1730, and it has since been 'jazzed up' by Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt in 1937. Mendelssohn's Concerto in D minor for Violin and Strings is from 1822 - when Felix was only 13 years old!

Lots of work for Marie - but she is more than capable, and we can expect great music at both events!

Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter
Saturday 10 March
W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Anton Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
William Walton: Symphony No. 1
Violin soloist: Marie Langrishe
Tickets: £10
Box Office: Exeter Phoenix 01392 667080

Honiton Festival

St Paul's Church Honiton
Thursday 31 May 7.30pm
Director & Violin: Hans-Peter Hofmann
Violin Soloists: Marie Langrishe & Andrew Harvey
J S Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in Dm
W A Mozart: Divertimento K138
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in Dm
Peter Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Tickets: £12-15 (£9 unreserved)
Noel Barrington Prowse: 01404 831837
Honiton Tourist Info: 01404 43716

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