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Sunday 23rd February 2020 at 2.45pm

Mozart                          Symphony No. 31 in D ‘Paris’

Mendelssohn                Violin concerto in E minor

Grieg                            Morning (Peer Gynt)

Holst                            St. Paul’s Suite

Prokofiev                      Classical Symphony 

Johan Dalene makes his Worthing debut playing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, the composer’s last great orchestral work and one of the foremost violin concertos of the Romantic era that was to influence many other composers. Premiered in 1845, the concerto was well received and soon became regarded as one of the greatest violin concertos of all time. 


Grieg’s Morning is part of the Peer Gynt suite. written in 1875 as incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's play of the same name. The piece reflects a rising of the sun in the desert.


Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite was composed for St. Paul’s Girl’s School in London to express his gratitude to them for building a soundproof studio for him whilst he was ‘music master’ at the School.  Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D major is better known as the Paris Symphony.  It was composed in 1778 when Mozart was 22 years of age and on an unsuccessful job-hunting sojourn in the French capital. 


Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, widely known as the Classical Symphony, was written during the First World War.  It is composed in the style of Haydn and also pays tribute to Mozart.  It has also become one of Prokofiev’s most popular and beloved works.

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Photo: Nikolaj Lund


.... is an astonishing young  Swedish violinist who is making a huge impact on the international scene, performing with leading orchestras and in important recital halls both at home in Sweden and abroad. His refreshingly honest musicality, combined with an ability to engage with musicians and audiences alike, has won him many admirers, most recently as First Prize winner of the prestigious 2019 Carl Nielsen Competition at the tender age of 18.


BBC Music Magazine calls him  “A rising star”. and is one of Radio 3's 'New Generation Artists' for 2019 - one of only seven selected from across the globe.

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