Theatre Group trip to the Barbican

We had a most wonderful evening at the Barbican on Monday evening 6th June. Maxim Vengerov Artist in Residence played Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor.Op.46. for the first half. This piece rarely heard original version of Sibelius’s etherael Violin Concerto, back by public demand after his 2015 performance in Oxford of which special recording rights were given to Vengerov by the Sibelius family.

In the second half Vengerov conducted Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6 in B minor.Op.74.Pathetique. Tchaikovsky described his Pathetique Symphony “as the best thing I ever composed or shall compose.”

Here are just two of the many emails received after the Concert:

Dear Penny and Betty

We really enjoyed the concert at the Barbican on Monday. Wasn’t it amazing? Hearing a symphony orchestra live really brings out the textures in the music and Max Vengerov was sublime.

Many thanks for organising it.

Best wishes
Christine and Keith

Penny thank you so much for arranging the Barbican concert last night, I thoroughly enjoyed it, wonderful orchestra, music and violinist, your efforts are much appreciated,
Marilyn Dowler

What better way to spend a beautiful summer evening and best of all I met Maxim at the end of the Concert when I came out of the ladies loo and bumped into him. He asked me if I had enjoyed the Concert!!

Penny Young