Following its performance at Manchester’s Holy Name Church in June, the RNCM Chamber Orchestra takes to the stage of the new Concert Hall under the baton of RNCM alumnus Peter Manning, Concert Master with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

The programme includes Beethoven’s energetic Symphony No 7 and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. This series of five love songs, composed to poems by Wagner’s muse Mathilde Wesendonck, will be performed by recent RNCM Gold Medal winner, soprano Lauren Fielder (seen in the photograph above). It also includes Henderickx’s Visions of Fear, a poetic interpretation of fear, which sits excitingly between the Wagner and Beethoven, and is performed in the presence of the composer.

Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischütz Overture
Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder WWV91
Wim Henderickx Le visioni di paura
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A major Op 92

Peter Manning, Harish Shankar conductors
Lauren Fielder soprano