Donald Fraser Sinfonietta (2018)
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 Italian
Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony is the quintessential classical work for chamber orchestra, as well as the beautiful slow movement from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21, the Elvira Madigan. The artistry of Orion Weiss must be seen to be believed and we are very excited to introduce this rising star. Contemporary English composer Donald Fraser has recordings in both the popular and classical genres from arrangements for the famous opera singer Jessye Norman to award winning orchestrations of the famous Sea Pictures by Elgar. We open with the US premiere of his gravity-defying and virtuosic Sinfoniettafor strings written in 2018.