14 Oct 2014
WALL OF WATER : WORLD-PREMIERE OF VIOLIN CONCERTO BY DEBORAH PRITCHARD PERFORMED BY KENNETH WOODS AND ENGLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Kenneth Woods' indomitable spirit of discovery has resulted in numerous notable collaborations with living composers. His latest, with British composer Deborah Pritchard, is particularly inspirational. On 18 October 2014, Woods will conduct the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO), of which he was named Principal Conductor last year, in the premiere of Pritchard'sWall of Water, a violin concerto written in response to a new series of paintings by the celebrated contemporary artist Maggi Hambling. Wall of Water was commissioned by Woods and the ESO, and written for violinist Harriet Mackenzie. The premiere performance will mark the ESO's debut at LSO St. Luke's. A second performance will take place on 30 January 2015, at the National Gallery in London.