Henley Symphony Orchestra
Ian Brown: Conductor
Dominic Sedgwick: Baritone
Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’
Eline Vandenheede: soprano
Leila Zanette: mezzo-soprano
Glen Cunningham: tenor
Dominic Sedgwick: baritone
For its 22nd Hexagon concert HSO is delighted to welcome British baritone Dominic Sedgwick, a recent graduate of the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, to perform Mahler’s deeply moving Songs of a Wayfarer. The 2021/22 season sees Dominic’s return to the Royal Opera as Marullo in a new production of Rigoletto and début appearances at Théâtre Luxembourg and Grange Park Opera. He was awarded the Audience Prize in the inaugural 2017 Grange Festival International Singing Competition.
And for the first time in its 52 years, HSO will be performing Beethoven’s sublime Choral Symphony No. 9, whose potent statement of brotherhood and fellowship culminates in a glorious affirmation in the final movement. For this, HSO is joined by singers from Reading Bach Choir, Henley Choral Society, the Glass Ensemble and soloists provided by Opera Prelude, a Henley-based charity that supports young singers at the start of their careers.
From the first concert held in a borrowed marquee in Shiplake, and now in its 52nd season, HSO has gone from strength to strength, attracting some 50 players from across the Thames Valley. Under the guidance of Ian Brown, the orchestra promotes an annual season of four concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists.
The aim is to provide high-quality music-making at affordable prices and to give local musicians a chance to perform the great classical orchestral repertoire to a high standard.
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