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East Meets West: Symphonic Dances

  • St. Peter's Church Kensington Park Road London, W11 2PN United Kingdom (map)

Conductor Holly Mathieson

Andrzej Panufnik Sinfonia Sacra
Lili Boulanger D'un Soir Triste & D'un matin de Printemps
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

Come and join us for a fascinating and unusual programme of C20 orchestra music, conducted by Holly Mathieson on Saturday December 3rd at St. Peter's Church, Notting Hill. Holly is a conductor to watch, as she takes up the assistant conductor role with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Tonight, much closer to home, she brings her energy and enthusiam to Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra in an exciting programme that showcases some extraordinary pieces by 20th century composers whose blend of eastern and western sensibilities give us the title for this concert. We'll be pulling out all the stops for an evening of high drama and passion under Holly's skillful direction, with heraldic trumpets sounding from all corners of the church. It's not to be missed!

New Zealand-born Holly Mathieson is assistant Conductor of the RSNO, Resident Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Junior Orchestra and founder and Artistic Director of the Horizont Musik-Kollektiv Berlin. She also teaches on the performance faculty at Goldsmiths University, London. This season, she works as assistant conductor with Opera North (L'elisir d'amore) and Longborough Festival Opera (Tannhäuser).
In the 2014/15 season she held one of the world's most prestigious fellowships for young conductors, the Leverhulme Fellowship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, granting her opportunities to assist Donald Runnicles at the BBCSSO, and work with RSNO and Red Note Ensemble. She also debuted in London as the 2015 Christine Collins Young Artist Conductor in Associate at Opera Holland Park to critical acclaim, and was a finalist in the competition for assistant conductor, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Earlier Event: October 1
Baroque Harpsichord
Later Event: March 4
Nights in the Gardens of Spain