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December

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Raphael Wallfisch with the Orchestra of the Swan: Albion

CELLO UNWRAPPED

Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47
I Holst The Fall of the Leaf for solo cello
Ireland (arr. Matthew Forbes) Cello Sonata in G minor (1923; 2016 arr. for cello & strings)
Rubbra Soliloquy for cello and chamber orchestra, Op. 57
Britten Variations on a theme by Frank Bridge, Op. 10

Orchestra of the Swan
David Curtis conductor
Raphael Wallfisch cello

Raphael Wallfisch returns to Cello Unwrapped, this time with the Orchestra of the Swan for a special concert of British music, taking us from Elgar’s elegant Introduction and Allegro to the young Britten’s freshly inventive Variations on a theme by Frank Bridge. In between we encounter two rarities, Edmund Rubbra’s haunting Soliloquy and Ireland’s sonata, a darkly turbulent work illuminated anew in an arrangement for soloist and strings. Wallfisch will bring all the burnished intensity of his sound to Imogen Holst’s poignant response to a 17th century tune, The Fall of the Leaf.

‘Any more compellingly idiomatic or richly seasoned cello playing than this would be hard to contemplate.’ International Record Review

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Clock6.30pm Sunday, 3rd December 2017

FREE Pre-Concert Foyer Performance: Carola Krebs - Sunday 3rd December, 5.20pm

Walton Passacaglia for Violoncello Solo
JS Bach Suite no 1 in G major BWV 1007

Carola Krebs cello

Carola Krebs is an Austrian cellist. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Austria and as an exchange student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Carola then moved to London to study for her Artist Diploma at the Royal

College of Music with Alexander Chaushian. She has performed in numerous concert halls across Europe.

Carola has always been an enthusiastic chamber musician, forming the ensemble Krebsquartet with her three sisters at a young age. Carola regularly participates in the chamber music series for talented young musicians in Austria and has received prizes as both a chamber musician as well as a soloist at competitions.

Together with her duo partner, Carola was awarded recitals in great venues such as the Austrian Embassy, St Martin-in-the-Fields, V&A Museum in London, and they have both recorded in Cyprus for DakApp.

She is a member of Southbank Sinfonia 2017 and performed with them as a soloist in London and in the Anghiari Festival in Italy.

In 2018, Carola will perform the Brahms Double Concerto, conducted by Norbert Pfafflmeyer.

Carola is a RCM Award Holder supported by a Herbert Howells & Thomas Fielden Scholarship and the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust.

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