Saturday 11 April @ 1:05pm in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
Fishamble Sinfonia presents Philosophers
In partnership with Musictown
Haydn - Symphony No. 22 in E flat (The Philosopher)
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat
with the extraordinary soloists:
Sarah Sew (violin)
Adèle Johnson (viola)
Directed from the violin by Sarah Sew
Haydn's 22nd symphony takes its nickname 'The Philosopher' from disputatio, an ancient formalised debate used to uncover theological and scientific truth. These are represented in the tugging countermelodies of the symphony's unusual opening slow movement. Similar arguments rage between the two soloists in the other work on our programme, the famous Sinfonia Concertante in E flat - one of Mozart's greatest masterpieces. Sarah Sew, our inspiring leader from the beginning, steps up for the first time to direct Fishamble Sinfonia from the violin and will be joined by our phenomenal viola soloist Adèle Johnson, principal viola of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, for the Sinfonia Concertante.
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Fishamble Sinfonia was founded in the summer of 2013 by a small group of music students driven firstly by the idea that orchestral music should be accessible to the broadest possible audience, and secondly by an ambition to achieve vitality and excellence in performance.
The ensemble aims to promote and provide young orchestral players with the opportunity to perform works from beyond the standard repertoire with an emphasis on 18th century classical music, to strive to make music to its highest attainable standards, and to act as a pre-professional platform for its aspiring players.
The orchestra consists of some of the finest young players in Ireland, the majority of whom study music in Dublin, Cork, Manchester and London, drawing orchestral experience from Ireland and Europe’s youth, amateur and professional orchestras.