This concert featured additional players Bob Shaw on French horn and Tim Benjamin on piano and violin, and a first performance of Tim Benjamin’s composition, “The Invisible Man”.
There were also pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Elgar, and less well known composers. Antony Brannick on piano gave us a warm and sensuous “Nocturno” (op 7) by Franz Strauss.
Bob Shaw and Tim Benjamin on piano gave the premiere of “The Invisible Man”, inspired by a sculpture of a homeless man sleeping on the pavement. This was an innovative piece, with contrasting parts for the two musicians, which conveyed a sense of loneliness and obscurity, expressed especially in the fadeout ending.