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may, 2022

14may8:00 pm9:40 pmPremiere of Christopher Gunning's violin concerto movement 2 and Piazzolla Four Seasons, Harriet Mackenzie performs with Jersey Chamber OrchestraSoloists Harriet Mackenzie and Alexander Sitkovetski share the stage performing with the Jersey Chamber Orchestra and conductor Eamonn Dougan


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See fireworks from the Jersey Chamber Orchestra in a concert of popular classics including a world premiere by film composer Christopher Gunning.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons need no introduction. The dramatic and fiery solo lines takes the listener through the seasons from Spring to Winter.

The concert opens celebrating Ralph Vaughan- Williams’s anniversary with his beautiful Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus based on the ancient folk tune Dives and Lazarus. In 16th century England it was traditionally sung as a Christmas carol.  The story of Dives and Lazarus derives from the notion of karma – with Dives representing the rich and Lazarus the poor. Eventually angels carry Lazarus to heaven, and the serpents drag Dives into hell.

A treat for the listeners is two of Piazzola’s Four Seasons quoting from the Vivaldi and adding the rhythms and sensuality of South American music. We are treated to a world premiere of a piece for violin and orchestra written by Christopher Gunning. The BAFTA award winning film composer is well known for his music to series as Poirot and La Vie En Rose. He has written this piece for tonight’s performer Harriet Mackenzie. The half ends with the uplifting Capriol Suite by Warlock.

The soloists tonight are renowned internationally – Alexander Sitkovetsky and Harriet Mackenzie perform all across the world with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra is conducted by the Chief Conductor Eamonn Dougan.

Tickets: £10-£37.50 per person; £5 child ticket; £1 OAP discount


(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm