WSO Grieg Piano Concerto

Featuring Award winning pianist, ARTA ARNICANE
A Spring concert full of optimism tinged with nostalgia and memories. Stanford’s
Sixth Symphony is one of his finest works, full of beautiful melodies and sumptuous orchestration that was composed in tribute to the great Victorian artist and sculptor G.F. Watts. The work, premiered by the LSO in 1907 to great acclaim, was never printed and the manuscript lay neglected for almost a century until it was recorded by the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of Vernon Handley.

When Edvard Grieg came to give his first concerts in London, he had the world at his feet. English writers described him as the most popular of all living composers, commenting on the ‘Grieg fever’ that raged in the capital. Grieg was befriended by royalty and heaped with honours that included doctoral degrees from Cambridge and Oxford. His Piano Concerto is one of his most popular work and is played by the hugely popular winner of the first Sussex International Piano Competition, Arta Arnicane.

No upcoming performances.