Kate Whitley pieces have been described as “unpretentious and appealingly vigorous music”. This co-commission with Royal Northern Sinfonia will be an exciting and accessible melding of performers. The fresh, sweet and lightness-of-touch of Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony betrays none of the nagging self-doubt that attended its creation as he grappled with the challenge of fusing distinctly Ukrainian folk melodies into a structured symphony. He gave some descriptive titles to the first movements: Reveries of a Winter Journey and Land of Desolation, Land of Mists.
Please note this concert is being livestreamed and some shots will include wide angle views of the audience.