Free to view Friday 3rd – Tuesday 7th February

“Steve Elcock began this concerto in 1996 or thereabouts, making it an early work in his output. For a long time there was just the first movement, and it was originally scored for strings alone. After the slow movement there was another long gap till the composer got round to the finale in 2006, prompted by the fact that it was going to be performed by the amateur orchestra that Elcock conducted for ten years in south-east France.”
I have had an advance listen and find Steve Elcock’s half-hour Violin Concerto to be an impressive find, well-worth catching, especially the eloquent slow second movement. Some passages remind of William Walton’s music. So there is your starting point… Colin