Grażyna Bacewicz – Overture
Arthur Honegger – Symphony No. 3 (‘Symphonie Liturgique’)
Carl Nielsen – Symphony No. 4 (‘Inextinguishable’)
Tom Evans, leader
Marc Dooley, conductor
18 June 2022, 7.30pm,
St John’s Smith Square
Tickets £12 (concessions £10) available online or on the door. Pre-booking recommended. Booking fees apply.
One of London’s finest amateur orchestras, Fulham Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of music celebrating life and hope during times of darkness. Written in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, Grazyna Bacewicz’s Overture blazes defiantly with light and optimism. In his ‘Symphonie Liturgique’, Arthur Honegger reflected on his experience of the same war, from turmoil and destruction to peace, embodying his belief in the human spirit’s triumph over adversity. This ‘inextinguishable spirit’ also inspired Carl Nielsen’s dramatic Symphony No. 4, composed during World War I, in which he set out to capture the idea of a fundamental life force that runs through all creation.
Artwork by Caroline Whitehead