30-9-16. Opening Concert in the Sheffield International Concert Season. Pre - Concert Talk. BBC,s Trisha Cooper. In Conversation with the Halle,s Artistic Director. Plus the New Assistant American Conductor. Jonathon Heyward. Supplied a Question. Trisha Seemed Confused. Halle,s Artistic Director. Knew Straight Away. Hardly Rocket Science !.
Jonathon Heyward Started Playing the Cello. Went to the Charleston County School. Where a Interest in Conducting was First Formed. Developed at the Boston Conservatory. Jonathon then Moved On to the London Royal Academy of Music. Only 23. He Takes up the Assistant Baton with the Halle Orchestra. His Debut is on the 10th Of November. Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Interesting Point. That American Orchestra,s Rehearse All Week. Not So in the UK.
Three Year,s Ago The Opening Concert in the Season was Dvorak,s " Vodnik ". Tonight,s Opening Concert Makes Me Proud Again. Being a Dvorak Society Member. By the Halle. Is Another Dvorak Symphonic Poem. " Zlaty Kolovrat ". Or, the Golden Spinning Wheel. Classic Czech Fairy Tale. Story, goes Young Prince Fall,s for Young Girl in the Forest. Story Being Czech. Not Straight Forward. Much Blood & Gore Follow,s. Then Thankfully. A Happy Ending. All Told in Sir Mark Elder,s Unique Style. Sir Mark a Good Friend of Czech Music.
Tonight,s Solo Piece. Benjamin Grosvenor. Tinkering the Ivory,s. To Franz Liszt,s. Piano Concerto NO 2, in A. Second Half Continue,s. With Beethoven Symphony NO 6 in F Major. Better Known as the Pastoral. He Being in Love with Nature. Captures His Time in Baden. Complete with Storm. Very Well Played by the Halle. Sir Mark Conduct,s in Animated Fashion. All Punter,s Go Home. Happy & Content.