7.30pm All Saints Church – Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6AB
Conductor: Andy Meyers
Horn: Eddie Henning
Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale Op. 52
Ben-Tal Old Wine in Older Bottles (1st performance)
Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 in Eb Op. 11
Haydn Symphony No 101 in D (‘The Clock’)
Tickets: Adults £15 on the door or £13 Online (under 18s Free)
Ticket includes a programme and a glass of wine
KCO to showcase young local horn player & new work.
18-year-old Eddie Henning will play the youthful and melodic 1st horn concerto that Richard Strauss composed for his father in 1883 when he too was only 18!
Eddie started the horn aged 8 while a pupil at Homefield Preparatory School and was taught by the orchestra’s conductor, Andy Meyers. He is a music scholar at City of London Freemen’s School and was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra. He gained his French Horn ATCL Diploma in March 2018 and won the Sutton Musician Service Young Musician of the Year in March 2019.
The concert will also feature the premiere of a new work by Kingston University’s senior lecturer at the Performing Arts Department, Oded Ben-Tal. As an undergraduate in Jerusalem, Oded Ben-Tal studied composition at the Rubin Academy of Music and Physics at the Hebrew University. These degrees were followed by doctoral studies in computer music at Stanford University. His compositions have been performed in the UK and internationally including festivals such as Bath Fringe Art, Open Circuits (Liverpool), Diffrazione (Florence, Italy), and The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.
The concert will commence with a rarely heard orchestral work by Schumann – the Overture, Scherzo and Finale. This work is almost a symphony and it certainly displays Schumann’s talent for drama and power in his music.
For the second half, the orchestra will perform one of the ever-popular core works of the chamber orchestra repertoire – Haydn’s ‘Clock’ Symphony. This piece has a particularly charming second