Wednesday 24th January 2018 - Sunday 28th January 2018
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Vaughan Williams - Overture: The Wasps
Elgar - Cello Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No.3, 'Eroica'
Andrei Ionită, cello
The overture Vaughan Williams composed for a production of The Wasps by Aristophanes is both suitably waspish and richly lyrical. Andrei Ionită then joins Cristian Măcelaru and the Hallé for Elgar’s Cello Concerto, one of the greatest works ever written for the instrument. The piece is full of gossamer-light orchestral writing, delicate cello virtuosity and unforgettable melodies. Throughout musical history only a few works have truly changed its course, among them Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony. A token of the composer’s heroism as he confronted his increasing deafness, it is a remarkable experience that ends in triumph.
Please note, 25 January will be ‘The Abraham Moss Memorial Concert’.
(Image credits: Sorin Popa; Daniel Delang)
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