20th February 2018, 7:30pm
Cambridge Corn Exchange, 2 Wheeler St, Cambridge CB2 3QB
European Union Chamber Orchestra
Hans-Peter Hofmann – director
Sheku Kanneh-Mason – cello
Handel – Suite: Water Music
Haydn – Cello Concerto in C
Delius – Two Aquarelles
Mozart – Symphony No 29
Handel’s instantly engaging Water Music, packed with catchy and now famous tunes, was written for King George I and a performance on the Thames. The result, alongside Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, is some of the most popular instrumental music before Mozart.
Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C was considered lost until 1961, when a copy of the score was found in the Prague National Museum. Its opening movement is a virtuoso display.
The music of Delius’ Two Aquarelles has a sense of sweetness crowded into the smallest space.
Mozart’s Symphony No 29 is one of the composer’s most popular works combining intimate chamber music style with a fiery and impulsive manner.