Mozart Divertimento in D major K136
Sibelius Karelia Suite Op 11
Mozart Clarinet concerto in A major K622
Mozart Violin concerto no3 K216
Sibelius Finlandia Op 26
Alina Ibragimova violin
Jordan Black clarinet
David Curtis director
The works in this programme show how the style of composition developed over a period of almost a century. As musical instruments became more intricate and the size of orchestras increased, so composers began to experiment with varying textures, and to explore harmonies and sounds never heard previously.
It is a privilege to welcome back to the Two Moors Festival, and at short notice, one of the world’s finest violinists, Alina Ibragimova, to this Memorial concert for John Adie. Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of the younger generation. This was illustrated in her prominent presence at the 2015 BBC Proms, which included a concerto with a symphony orchestra, a concerto with a baroque ensemble and two Royal Albert Hall late-night recitals featuring the complete Bach partitas and sonatas.
Winner of the Two Moors Festival’s Young Musicians Platform Competition in 2007, clarinettist, Jordan Black was also a finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year. Having gained a succession of awards and supported by numerous scholarships, he is rapidly emerging as a young professional musician with a great future ahead.
Not many young instrumentalists have the opportunity of playing alongside professional musicians. The Orchestra of the Swan, under the superb directorship of David Curtis, allows and encourages them to do this. It is an experience they will never forget, and rest assured, their standard of playing more than meets the challenge!