On Friday November 23 UEA Symphony Orchestra perform two unfinished masterpieces: Benjamin Britten’s Double Concerto for Violin and Viola and Orchestra and Edward Elgar/Anthony Payne’s Symphony No.3 under the direction of Sharon Choa.
The concert will be the first time that the East Anglia-born composer Benjamin Britten’s Double Concerto for Violin and Viola and Orchestra has been performed in Norwich.
Like Britten, Edward Elgar never completed his masterpiece. It was not until 1997, that Anthony Payne, the current composer in residence at UEA, completed the scoring of the work.
The “Britten Centenary Celebration Concert” is the first in a series of concerts being held to celebrate the centenary of Britten’s birth and takes place at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Hall in the centre of Norwich.