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Julien Van Mellaerts (photo: Diana Roberts)

Julien Van Mellaerts (photo: Diana Roberts)

7.30pm, Saturday 16 March 2019
St John's Smith Square

Conductor: Holly Mathieson

Romanian Rhapsody No.1
Baritone: Julien Van Mellaerts
Concerto for Orchestra

Enescu's superbly orchestrated Romanian Rhapsody depicts a succession of festive scenes from his native country, whilst in his heart-rending Kindertotenlieder Mahler tragically foresaw the death of his own child. With its bold colours and folk-inspired freshness, Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra is one of the few great postwar works with immediate appeal.