The professional orchestra of
ASSEMBLY HALL, WORTHING
Sunday 5th April 2020 at 2.45pm
Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)
Rachmaninoff Piano Concert No. 2 in C minor
Hamilton Harty A Comedy overture
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathetique’
Dinara Klinton returns to Worthing to play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, where the long, seamless lines and endlessly flowing lyricism beautifully express the love stories such as that depicted in the wartime film Brief Encounter where this concerto was used extensively.
Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, from the Peer Gynt Suite, follows the young adventurer’s travels and amorous escapades. Its easily recognisable theme has helped it attain iconic status in popular culture.
Sir Hamilton Harty’s A Comedy Overture was premiered at the BBC Proms in 1907 and received ecstatic reviews from the music critic at The Times who wrote: "The frank jollity of its themes and the clearness of their expression, both as regards orchestration and formal structure, make it a delightful "Promenade" piece – that is to say, one which tired people can enjoy at a first hearing and find refreshment in listening to."
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathetique’ was reported so named by his brother, Modest, and is the last of his completed symphonies. Various parts of this symphony have been used by a plethora of song writers over the decades, usually depicting tales of love, as well as in several films video games.
.... returns to Worthing after her success as the runner-up in the 2015 Sussex International Piano Competition. Since then she has released a CD of the works of Liszt to great critical acclaim. She was born in the Ukraine and has recently completed the Artist Diploma in Performance course at the Royal College of Music.
Dinara is the first recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Britten Fellowship, generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation. Prior to this she was awarded a Master of Performance degree with distinction at the RCM where she was under the tutelage of Dina Parakhina. Upon graduating from the Moscow Central Music School, where she studied with Valery Pyasetsky, she went on her Graduate Diploma with Honors at the Moscow State Conservatory, where she worked with Eliso Virsaladze. Since 2014 Dinara is a City Music Foundation artist.