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 experienced conductor of operatic, orchestral and choral music with repertoire ranging from Renaissance to 21st century music. He has conducted numerous performances in six countries and his work engagements regularly see him involved in international projects. Ondřej’s work as a conductor has been recognised and supported by a number of awards and scholarships.