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English Chamber Orchestra

with Stephanie Gonley, violin/director

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Divertimento for String Orchestra
Concerto for Violin & String Orchestra in D minor
Rondo in A major for Violin & Strings, D. 438
Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op. 6


  • English Chamber Orchestra
Stephanie Gonley

Violinist Stephanie Gonley has been the ECO’s much-loved leader since 1991 and she joins them as both soloist and director in this varied programme.

She performs Mendelssohn’s lesser-known D-minor Violin Concerto, written when the composer was only 13 and reintroduced to the public by Yehudi Menuhin in the early 1950s, and Schubert’s virtuosic Rondo, a piece considered to be the composer’s concerted masterpiece.

Bartók’s Divertimento, a work composed in just 15 days before the composer fled Europe for America, and Suk’s Serenade, the result of Dvořák telling him to write ‘something cheerful for a change’, complete the programme.

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