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Gala Concert
Gala Concert

Gala Concert

£20 per adult £10 for under 18 years


06 Jul 2024, 20:00

Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Castle St, Buckingham MK18 1BS, UK


The Orchestra of Stowe Opera

Alun Thomas - Violin

Conductor - Robert Secret

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Bruckner: Symphony no 4 in E-Flat major, “Romantic”

Alun Thomas is a native of Merthyr Tydfil in S.Wales, and had his first professional appointment (age 20) as Co-Principal 2nd violin in the Bournemouth Sinfonietta during his final year as a student at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has given numerous recitals and chamber music concerts in the UK including a solo recital with piano for BBC Radio 3 in music by Bloch and Fritz Kreisler. A lover of the Bach solo violin works, Alun has also given performances of the entire set of these six works in Cambridge and has plans to repeat the cycle in Windsor later this year.

Robert Secret was a student at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied conducting under Maurice Miles, and won the Princpal's Prize and many other awards including all the major conducting prizes. He studied conducting with Jean Fournet and Marius Constant in Holland and conducting opera with Sir Edward Downes. Robert Secret co-founded The Buckingham Summer Festival with Professor Alan Brook in 1989.

The only Symphony Bruckner gave a subtitle to, was his fourth symphony, a work that was a great success from the first performance in 1881 conducted by Hans Richter. Bruckner gave an impression of the work “Medieval city—Daybreak—Morning calls sound from the city towers—the gates open—On proud horses the knights burst out into the open, the magic of nature envelops them—forest murmurs—bird song—and so the Romantic picture develops further."

Concert sponsored by Buckingham Town Council.


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