European Union Chamber Orchestra
Hans-Peter Hofmann – director
Sheku Kanneh-Mason – cello
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway
The concert will be finished by approximately 9.10pm
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.