Assembly Hall Theatre

RTWSO: Celebrating International Women’s Day

An exciting programme of firsts for RTWSO as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, which follows on March 8th. We put the focus very much on women musicians in this special concert, which will be conducted by the fabulous Alice Farnham who will be the first woman ever to conduct the RTWSO in its long history!

We also feature three lovely works composed by women, including ‘Sortilege’ by our own Tunbridge Wells composer Sylvia Villa, and of course we have the very welcome return to the orchestra of soloist Laura van der Heijden to perform the beautifully lyrical Schumann Cello Concerto. This programme also includes two of the most popular orchestral pieces of all time, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas (well who can forget Mickey Mouse and his brooms in ‘Fantasia’?), and to end the concert the thrilling orchestral showpiece Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov.

D'un Matin de Printemps - Lili Boulanger

Sortilege - Sylvia Villa

Cello Concerto in A minor - Schumann

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Dukas

Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes - Grace Williams

Capriccio Espagnol - Rimsky-Korsakov

Conductor: Alice Farnham Soloist: Laura van der Heijden (Cello).

Alice Farnham

Listed in the Classic FM Today’s Ten Best Women Conductors and in the BBC Woman’s Hour Music Power List, Alice Farnham is a British Conductor who trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire with the legendary pedagogue Ilya Musin. She is much sought after in the UK and further afield particularly in opera where her repertoire is large and varied. Guest conducting includes the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (The Firework Maker’s Daughter), Mariinsky Theatre (The Rape of Lucretia), Calgary Opera (Norma), Folkoperan (Turandot, Satyagrha, Carmen), Wermland Opera (Bernstein on Broadway), Grange Park Opera (Falstaff, I Capuletiei Montecchi).

Laura van der Heijden

Laura van der Heijden has already made a name for herself as a very special emerging talent, captivating audiences and critics alike with the sensitivity of her sound and interpretations. This soulful and evocative artist can already look back on a number of exceptional achievements, among them being the winner – at the age of just 15 - of the BBC Young Musician competition. Her 2018 debut album “1948”, featuring Russian music for cello and piano with pianist Petr Limonov, won the 2018 Edison Klassiek Award (broadcast live on Dutch television), and the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Newcomer Award. The CD has been hailed as a “dazzling, imaginative and impressive” debut recording.




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