Beethoven takes centre stage
‘Beethoven from 1806 to 1807’ continued SPO's Celebration Sunday series of performances, highlighting the masterpieces of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The concert took place at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on 28 May 2023.
The acclaimed violinist, Yume Fujise, was the orchestra’s guest soloist for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto - widely regarded as one of the greatest of its kind. Yume began to play the violin at the age of three, studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and came to Britain as a pupil at the Yehudi Menuhin School. As a student of the Royal College of Music in London, she won the 2014 and 2018 Violin Competitions and the 2015 and 2017 Concerto Competitions. Yume has appeared live on BBC Radio 3 and has performed in major international venues, such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Suntory Hall (Tokyo) and Forbidden City Hall (Beijing).
Leslie Olive, the SPO's Conductor and Artistic Director, said: “We were especially pleased to welcome Yume Fujise to play the Violin Concerto - her appearance continues our long-term commitment to providing performance opportunities for the best of the rising star generation. We always ask for post-concert feedback from our audience and the comments this time have been overwhelmingly positive.”
The third and final concert in SPO's Celebration Sunday series will take place at 4.00pm on Sunday 16 July, again at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. The young pianist, Ariel Lanyi will be playing Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 and the orchestra will be performing Beethoven's First Symphony and a lesser known Overture by JC Bach. Tickets are on sale now.