Move aside. It’s time, at last, for the engine of the orchestra to take centre stage. Audiences rarely get the chance to appreciate the extraordinary range and remarkable beauty of the double bass, but Matthew McDonald, Principal Bass of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, will provide just that. Featuring the marvellously tuneful Divertimento Concertante by Fellini’s composer of choice Nino Rota, and the dazzling suite from Stravinsky’s Pergolesi-inspired ballet Pulcinella.
MOZART Serenade no. 6 in D major K239 Serenata Notturna
FRANÇAIX Mozart New Look
ROTA Divertimento Concertante for double bass and orchestra
GRANS Memories from the City of Turku
STRAVINSKY Suite from Pulcinella
Matthew McDonald double bass/director