Errollyn Wallen is one of today’s preeminent British composers. Her Mighty River explores themes of slavery and freedom and combines spirituals and contemporary classical techniques. We are then joined by two friends of the Symphony, Geneva Lewis and Gabriel Martins, both of whom have soloed with the orchestra in recent years. Not just a couple on stage but also in real life, the two of them will bring their wonderful musicality to Brahms’ famous Concerto for Violin and Cello. For the second half of the concert we return to the British Isles with William Walton’s incredible (but seldom performed) Symphony No.1.