Henley pianist, Anita D’Attellis, is the soloist in Langtree Sinfonia’s forthcoming Autumn concert at St Mary’s Church, Wallingford on Saturday 12 November where she will play Mendelssohn’s first piano concerto, a perennially popular and dramatic work.
Miss D’Attellis’s technique and musicianship has won praise from leading conductors and she is much in demand as a solo recitalist, ensemble player, accompanist and teacher. She has a keen interest in both the romantic classical repertoire and contemporary music and recently performed in the premiere of Bob Chilcott’s new work, The Voyage, at the Sheldonian in Oxford.
The concert, conducted by Paul Cox, also features the premieres of two short works: Viennese Overture by A J Illingworth and High Flight by Dorchester composer Tim Cook. Mr Cook’s piece is an orchestral treatment of the eponymous poem by WW2 pilot John Gillespie Magee who died in an air crash over Lincolnshire in 1941. This first performance is all the more poignant coming as it does on the day before Remembrance Sunday. The evening ends with Haydn’s ebullient Symphony No. 99 in E-flat.
The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets (adults £10; students £5; under 16s free) are available at the door or from 0118 9415498.
More information about Langtree Sinfonia can be found at www.langtreesinfonia.co.uk