Durham Concerto takes Jon to Germany

A special performance of the Durham Concerto in Hagen, Germany on July 6 is set to be Jon’s first concert appearance this year.

The concert is rounding off Jon’s stretch as this year’s ‘composer in residence’ with the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra near Dortmund. To this end, the orchestra has been performing several of his pieces over the past few months, most recently a breath taking performance of From Darkness To Light, which was broadcast by German radio WDR3 on May 15.

About that performance, Jon later wrote to Hagen’s conductor Florian Ludwig:

‘It was a truly wonderful and emotional experience sitting in my house in England and listening to the glorious sounds you were making in Hagen – wanting to be there and yet in a way happy that you could not see me with the tears in my eyes. The piece means a very great deal to me, and you played it as if you had looked into my heart and soul and found what I was thinking and feeling as I wrote it.’

For the concert on July 6, and subject to the continued progress of his recovery from cancer, Jon will play Hammond organ on his Durham Concerto and piano on a further selection of his solo pieces mixed with works by other composers connected to Jon and his music.

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Der Westen review of From Darkness To Light in Hagen (German language)

13 thoughts on “Durham Concerto takes Jon to Germany

  1. This is the best news I’ve had all year! Dear Jon, I Hope it all goes well on July 6, I would love to be there to share the emotions of the evening with you.

  2. Theater Hagen announces the night with ‘Sarabande’. I was looking forward to hearing that one very much, but – oh, ‘Durham Concerto’ is truly another favourite of mine! Glad it is not me who has to make the choice 🙂

  3. It is good to know Jon seems to be doing alright. Take good care of himself, and good luck on July the 6th.

  4. With tears in my eyes i read these fantastic news! God bless you, Jon! We will see U in Hagen! The tickets are on the way to our home. We will drive again through Germany to see YOU in – as we will hope and pray for you – in good health. See U, Jon!

  5. What a pleasure to read these good news, fantastic! Welcome back on stage, I’m really glad you will perform again in July. 🙂

  6. My Dear Lord, the sun will shine again, won’t it? Nothing will prevent me from going to Germany to see you on 6 July as i’ve been missing you sooo much! My love, support and prayers are always with you
    love from Russia

  7. There is a information on www. theater-hagen.de that this concert is cancelled due to illness. It is not said who is ill. Sad news.

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