Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
They flew alone
The Ballte of Britain
Symphony No. 5
*A feast of upbeat music spanning 100 years of the RAF. The early years of flying are remembered in the comedy film Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines and another Ron Goodwin score underpins the famous 1964 film 633 Squadron.
Walton’s memorable score the climactic air battle sequence in The Battle of Britain is justly famous as it the William Alwyn score – They flew alone which charts the life of Amy Johnson from her pioneering activities in the 1930s through to her death as an Air Transport Auxilary pilot in 1942.
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is etched in memories as ‘V for Victory’ and provides a dramatic climax to the celebration concert.
Dazzling young saxophonist Jess Gillam, who starred in the BBC Proms John Williams evening and at the Swansea BBC Last Night of the Proms, returns too play the Saxophone Concerto by legendary jazz saxophonist Barbara Thompson
"Jess gave a great show with her hot licks, lustrous tone and winning passion"
Announcement of results of 4th SIPC
Presentation of prizes
Concerto finale to Piano Competition week. The three finalists play their chosen concerto with WSO with results announced at the end of the concert.
Previous finalists have played piano concertos by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Bartok and Prokofiev.
"We have created a competition with integrity at its core"