The Prometheus Orchestra
Leader: Michael Dolan Conductor: Edmond Fivet
Trumpet Soloist: John Jermy
The orchestra was founded in 2008 by a number of East Anglian musicians who were keen to perform more of the orchestral repertoire than was possible with smaller ensembles. The name Prometheus was chosen as the orchestra had recently performed Beethoven’s overture ‘The Creatures of Prometheus’. The orchestra draws on a pool of talented musicians based in Suffolk and elsewhere in East Anglia. In addition to playing as part of the orchestra a number have given concerto performances with the Prometheus.
The Orchestra’s founding patron was the late Sir Charles Mackerras who provided valuable advice on choice of repertoire. He also advised on how historically informed performance techniques could be applied to an orchestra playing on modern instruments. The orchestra’s current patron is the conductor Sir Roger Norrington.
This afternoon’s concert:
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791
Trumpet Concerto –Johann Nepomuk Hummel 1778-1837
Tragic Interlude – William Alwyn 1905-1985
Symphony No. 40 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791
The Prometheus Orchestra are kindly providing full programme notes for this performance.