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The English String Orchestra
Founded in 1978 as the English String Orchestra by the conductor William Boughton, the orchestra quickly established an international reputation for its recordings of music in the English Romantic and national styles which were prevalent in the early decades of the 20th century. Over time, the English String Orchestra's embrace of larger works, especially those requiring woodwind, brass or percussion, caused its adoption of the name English Symphony Orchestra to reflect its often augmented instrumentation.
This concert will be given by the English String Orchestra, playing some of the works for which they originally became well known.
Mozart: Divertimento in D K 136
Schubert: Rondo in A for violin and strings D 438
Kreisler: Liebesfreud, Liebesleid and Schön Rosmarin
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Britten: Simple Symphony