EUMS Sinfonia’s second concert of the season focused on Elgar’s oeuvre, featuring mezzo-soprano Alexandra Dinwiddie in Sea Pictures, and rounding off the concert with Enigma Variations. The first half also included one of Sibelius’ shorter tone poems, Spring Song, as well as Vltava by Smetana, whose 195th birthday anniversary was celebrated at the outset of the month across the world of classical music.
Ondřej Soukup will round off Sinfonia’s season on 18th May in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh. The 7.30pm performance will feature Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Sibelius’ Valse Triste and Márquez’s Danzón No. 2. Sinfonia will perform alongside EUMS Chorus and EUMS Symphony, lead by Neil Metcalfe and Russell Cowieson respectively.
Ondřej Soukup is an exciting young conductor with a diverse repertoire of 250+ works by men and women from the last 500 years. He has recently performed with BBC SSO, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic and others. In the 2022/2023 season, Ondřej makes his debut with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, The Danish Sinfonietta, Ålborg Symphony, Århus Symphony and Odense Symphony.