Enjoy two masterpieces from Grieg and Elgar alongside Dvořák’s Carnival Overture.
Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hull conductor
Jill Morton piano
Dvořák Carnival Overture
Grieg Piano Concerto
Elgar Symphony No.1
Aged just 25, Grieg wrote his piano concerto as a calling card for his own dazzling skills, and in the process created one of the most popular works in the repertoire – performed here by celebrated local pianist Jill Morton. Elgar composed his triumphant first symphony (1908) to express his ‘massive hope in the future,’ and marked the stirring main theme with his favourite direction: nobilmente (nobly). These two orchestral masterpieces, full of hope, sit side by side with a high-spirited, rollicking overture from Dvořák, a fitting close to Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra’s season.