Butterworth On the Banks of Green Willow
Glière Harp Concerto in E flat major Op. 74 (Soloist Huw Boucher)
Rautavaara Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for birds and orchestra)
Respighi The Birds (Gli Uccelli)
After months of being cooped up Enigma invites you to a musical celebration of freedom. We open with Butterworth’s beautiful lyrical idyll and homage to the beauty of the countryside: The Banks of Green Willow. We then showcase the ethereal harp with Glière’s glorious and luscious Harp Concerto featuring our soloist Huw Boucher. After the interval we take flight first with the soaring Cantus Arcticus by Finnish composer Rautavaara taking us on a journey with migrating swans before Respighi’s The Birds will bring us back full circle with his evocation of four different birds ending with the familiar sound of the countryside, the cuckoo.
Huw is 18 years old and an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Previously Huw was a student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Junior department under the tutelage of Kathryn Rees. Huw has already received considerable recognition for his talents, seeing him win the Rotary Young Musician of Great Britain and Ireland in 2017 and more recently being a strings finalist of the BBC Young Musician 2020. Huw also enjoys playing orchestrally and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain where he first came to Enigma’s attention and the idea for a concerto was hatched. Not content with virtuosity on harp alone, Huw also plays flute and piano and has attained grade 8 distinction in both.
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St. Christopher’s Church
Esher KT10 0AQ