- In the South (Alassio)
- Vaughan Williams
- Oboe Concerto
- Symphony No. 2
- Jac van Steen
- John Roberts
For centuries composers have been inspired by the great outdoors and in this concert Jac van Steen conducts a programme of such picturesque inspirations.
Enthused by a holiday trip to the Italian Riviera, Elgar’s In the South (Alassio) is complete which flowing streams and chirping birds. Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto, filled with folk-inspired pastorals and a show-stopping finale, provides a virtuosic showpiece for RPO’s Principal Oboe John Roberts. Written at the turn of the century, Sibelius’ Second Symphony evokes expansive glacial landscapes of his native Finland, culminating in a flourish of exhilarating heroism.
This is the RPO’s designated 2018 Legacy Concert, which aims to create awareness around the value of legacy giving and to thank supporters (members of the RPO 1946 Club) who have generously pledged to leave a gift to the Orchestra in their Will.