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|Haydn||Symphony No. 94 in G, Hob.I:94 Surprise|
|Strauss||Oboe Concerto, TrV 292|
|Mozart||Opera arias (selection)|
|Schubert||Symphony No. 3 in D, D.200|
|London Firebird Orchestra|
The Firebird Orchestra returns to the LCMS series with a concert of chamber orchestra classics.
Haydn’s famous ‘Surprise’ Symphony – premiered in London in the 1790s and popular ever since – is followed by Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto, composed in 1945 as a homage to eighteenth century Classicism, performed by celebrated oboist John Anderson, principal of the Royal Philharmonic and English Chamber Orchestra. The classical theme continues with two beautiful Mozart arias, performed by famous Chinese soprano He Wu, and the programme ends with Schubert’s sublime Third Symphony.
‘A fantastically energetic orchestra of talented young players.’ Dame Judi Dench, Patron
‘This fiery creation certainly has lift-off!’ Classical Music Magazine
‘George Jackson raised the stature of the music to a rarely-encountered level, absolutely enthralling from first bar to last.’ Classical Source
Pre-Concert Foyer Performance – Alkyona Quartet, 5.45pm
Beethoven – String quartet in D major, Op.18 no. 3
ii. Andante con moto
The Alkyona Quartet was formed in January 2018, and is a collaboration between Fellows, graduates and current students of the RCM and Guildhall. The members have individually performed at festivals including Santander, the Roman River Festival, the East Neuk Festival and the Stift International Festival in Holland, and have won prizes including the Britten Intercollegiate Quartet Prize, the RCM Violin Competition and the Ginette Neuveu Competition.