Wednesday, May 22

Tag: Helen Wilson

Close Up Concert – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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Close Up Concert – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

This delightful concert of short musical gems featured flautist Helen Wilson accompanied by pianist Benjamin Powell. All six pieces included in this performance spanned four centuries and three continents and both Wilson and Powell performed with great relish and precision. The concert featured the beautiful and haunting Flute Sonata in F,Op.1 No 2 composed by Anna Bon who was born in Italy in 1738. This particular sonata (in three movements) was originally composed around 1756 and shows an exquisite emotional depth. Wilson’s performance is utter perfection. Danza de la Mariposa by the American composer Valerie Coleman is a modern piece that is inspired by the various types of butterflies that live across South America. Musically it actually captures the translucent qualities of a b...
Sixteen Swans – Liverpool Philharmonic
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Sixteen Swans – Liverpool Philharmonic

Sixteen Swans was a collection of dramatic and enchanting music, which created a wonderful evening of high emotion played by very talented musicians. Conducted by Roderick Cox, this combination of Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius is a powerful combination which mesmerised and enthralled the captive audience. The dramatic opening of Strauss’ Don Juan with powerful percussion allowed the flutes, played by Cormac Henry and Helen Wilson, to really shine through with an air of mystery. The tinkling of a triangle provides an air of sweetness before the strings sweep away as gentle melodies contrast well with more intense themes. Accomplished pianist, Inon Barnatan plays on Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1. Another piece with a dramatic opening, staccato piano is complimented by pizz...