Celebrated clarinettist Emily Wilson performs with Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra - The Rugby Observer

Celebrated clarinettist Emily Wilson performs with Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra

Rugby Editorial 5th Jun, 2024   0

CLARINETTIST Emily Wilson joins Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra at All Saints’ Church in Leamington 15 June 15.

The concert brings together Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor and Dvořák’s celebrated Symphony No 9, ‘From the New World’.

The concert will be conducted by the orchestra’s long-standing principal conductor, Roger Coull, also well known for his work with the Coull Quartet.

The Academic Festival Overture made its debut in January 1881, when Brahms received his honorary doctorate of music from the University of Breslau.

Weber was also connected with Breslau, where he became music director of the theatre at the age of 17.

His clarinet concerto was written for Heinrich Barmann, considered at the time to be the greatest clarinettist in Germany. It met with immediate success and spawned a series of commissions for the clarinet and other wind instruments.

Dvořák sought out samples of American folk idioms when he arrived in America to great acclaim and his Symphony No. 9 grew out of this fascination, creating a representation of the “New World”

Wilson graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music Masters programme with Distinction in 2016, under the tutelage of John Bradbury and Lynsey Marsh. While at the RNCM she won the Gilbert-Fell prize for contemporary solo performance, a Music at Beaulieu Award and Third Prize in the Virovitica International Clarinet Competition.

Visit www.wso.org.uk for further details.


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