Sunday 5 March 2023, 3pm
FAURÉ Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80
COPLAND Concerto for Clarinet
SIBELIUS Karelia Suite, Op. 11
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Roderick Dunk – Conductor
Katherine Lacy – Clarinet
Katherine Lacy is one of the country’s most exciting clarinettists, having held principal positions with a number of UK orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also in great demand as a soloist and makes her second appearance with the RTWSO, this time playing the Copland concerto. The piece has a strong jazz influence, having been commissioned by clarinettist Benny Goodman, and is technically challenging for both soloist and orchestra alike. Fauré and Sibelius provide a great variety of style to this concert.