Fulham Symphony Orchestra prepare for Beethoven’s triple

Two orchestral works by classical masters Beethoven and Walton will be performed in Hammersmith next Saturday (17 June).

Approximately 80 musicians from the Fulham Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the award-winning Linos Piano Trio to play one of Beethoven’s landmark Triple Concerto in a concert at Hammersmith Town Hall in King Street.

The performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto will feature pianist Prach Boondiskulchok, violinist Konrad Elias-Trostmann, and cellist Vladimir Waltham as they lead the FSO’s performance.

“What makes Beethoven’s Triple Concerto interesting is its attempt to bring together two quite distinct genres, the piano trio and the concerto,” explained FSO conductor Marc Dooley. “Yet he manages to find a balance between the public orchestral grandeur and the soloists’ genial chamber music.”


L-R: Cellist Vladimir Waltham, pianist Prach Boondiskulchok and violinist Konrad Elias-Trostmann

Meanwhile, the programme for the evening also includes British composer William Walton’s Symphony No. 1 – which was inspired by his turbulent relationship with Baroness Imma von Doernberg.

The link between the Beethoven and Walton concert is that both works were created while the composers were in their early 30s. “The two works in the concert were written by composers of around the same age, in their early thirties, and in the first stage of full mastery of their own voice,” added Marc. 

“It is an exciting point in a great composer’s career, where youthful confidence, ambition, untested ideas, and maturing fluency, combine to create work of abundant energy and freshness. Each of these composers draws on tradition but finds new and original ways to create momentum and musical drama.”

The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £12 (£8 concs) from We Got Tickets.

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