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Thursday 7th February 2019

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WSO Jennifer Pike

A celebration concert to mark John Gibbons’ 21st season as Music Director of Worthing Symphony Orchestra includes his own realisation of Malcolm Arnold’s famous film score to the WWII film Heroes of Telemark. The original score and parts were lost, so in 2017, John recreated them and premiered the concert suite with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Malcolm Arnold Festival. Early in his tenure WSO performed the complete Tchaikovsky symphonies so it is fitting to include Tchaikovsky’s most popular symphony with its gorgeous slow movement horn solo.

Renowned for her ‘dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique” (Classic FM), violinist Jennifer Pike has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry. Born to British and Polish parents, she gained international attention in 2002 when aged 12, she became the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the youngest major prizewinner in the Menuhin International Violin Competition. At 15 she made celebrated debuts at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall, soon after becoming a BBC New Generation Artist, winner of the international London Music Masters Award and the only classical artist ever to win the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. Passionate about helping young people from all backgrounds enhance their lives through music, Jennifer is an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and Patron of the City Music Foundation. She is in demand as a soloist with top orchestras worldwide.

The Viennese child prodigy Eric Wolfgang Korngold was invited to Hollywood in 1934 by the actor Max Reinhardt. He soon became one of the most important film composers of all time. He composed his Violin Concerto for Jascha Heifetz using lyrical themes from some of his film scores.

Malcolm Arnold Heroes of Telemark
Eric Korngold Violin Concerto in D
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
John Williams E.T.
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07 February 2019