Newbury Spring Festival presents... Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 18th May
British pianist John Lill, who performed at the very first Newbury Spring Festival, returns with Beethoven’s ground-breaking first Piano Concerto. The rest of the programme is on a Scandinavian theme, opening with Delius’ homage to spring, and continues in the second half with some of the most popular works by Sibelius and Grieg. Flanders Symphony Orchestra boasts over half a century of experience, its musicians creating a musical bridge between past and present, with stylish interpretations of the familiar symphonic repertoire tempered with their exploration of innovative contemporary paths. It is a delight to welcome them under the baton of British conductor Jan Latham Koenig, who makes his Newbury Spring Festival debut. Jan Latham Koenig conductor John Lill piano Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 Sibelius Swan of Tuonela Grieg Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2 St Nicolas Church Newbury RG14 5HG 7.30pm (ends approx 9.20pm) Tickets £41, £31, £21 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by Mrs Rosamond Brown, The Kilfinan Trust and Horsey Lightly Image © Simon van Boxtel