Autumn Concert

Saturday 22nd October 2022 – 7.30 p.m.

Francis Scott Burns Memorial Concert

Sponsored by Francesca Cook

Holy Innocents, Fallowfield (view map here)

Francis Scott Burns
MendelssohnOverture: Athalie
BrahmsViolin Concerto in D
FranckSymphony in D minor

Juan Ortuno | conductor

John Resek | leader

Savva Zverev | violin

Our season-opening concert commemorates the life of former Gorton Philharmonic violinist Francis Scott Burns (1824-1915), with an evening of music written in the Austro-Germanic tradition, which emphasizes musical architecture and the capturing of a heroic or tragic character. The concert is centred around Brahms’ beautiful and popular Violin Concerto in D, which was written for virtuoso Joseph Joachim and was a particular favourite of Francis. The scene will be set with Mendelssohn’s beautiful overture from his incidental music for Jean Racine’s play Athalie. The evening concludes with Franck’s Symphony in D minor, which combines Austro-Germanic symphonic architecture with a French concern for colour and supple melodic lines. 

Concert venue address:

Holy Innocents Church, 2 Wilbraham Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6JZ

Tickets :

Available on the door from 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available online.
Price: £8 ( £7 concessions, accompanied children FREE).