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|Beethoven||‘Overture to Prometheus’ from The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43|
|Django Bates||Umpteenth Violin Concerto|
|Beethoven||Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61|
|Orchestra of the Swan|
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‘[Gould’s] interpretation has accumulated maturity but has lost none of the freshness, spark and sheer sublimity that he brings to it.’ Telegraph
In this night of two concertos from the Orchestra of the Swan, Thomas Gould is soloist in Beethoven’s Apollonian essay, and in a concerto by jazz composer Django Bates. The latter offers Gould the chance to celebrate his love and knowledge for jazz and folk music.
A founder member of Loose Tubes, Bates is internationally-acclaimed performer and composer with the ability to travel effortlessly between the jazz world and the classical. Gould will perform Bates’ own cadenzas for Beethoven’s concerto, linking the two works across time.
Prefaced by the volcanic Prometheus Overture, this promises to be very far from your umpteenth orchestral Beethoven concert.