Memorable premiere with Beynon, Ashkenazy & Philharmonia Orchestra.
Saturday, 7th of February 2009, «Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70 had its world premiere. About 500 people attended this concert in St. John's Smith Square, London.
For the producer, this evening will enter history as one of the greatest and most memorable Events ever.
In addition to sparkling performances of Sibelius' «Karelia Suite» Op.11 & «Symphony No.7» Op.105, harpist Catherine Beynon, flutist Emily Beynon & Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy gave exceptional performances of Flint Juventino Beppe's «Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70 (world premiere), «Heart» Op.27 No.5 (UK premiere) & «Flute Mystery» Op.66b (UK premiere). The audience responded with enthusiastic and lasting applause.
The concert program is available here: Program Sibelius & Berg in London
– I will never forget this Evening, and the most important for me is that the music has been performed and made available for an audience by artists I treasure very highly.
Flint Juventino Beppe
The concert was supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Utenriksdepartementet) and Innovation Norway (Innovasjon Norge).