Toby Purser conducts EAChO featuring Nicholas Daniel
Mozart, Strauss & Sibelius
Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor Strauss Oboe Concerto in D major Sibelius Symphony No. 3 in C major
Toby Purser, conductor Nicholas Daniel, oboe
The East Anglia Chamber Orchestra returns to the West Road Concert Hall with a delightful programme conducted by the talented Toby Purser (ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow).
The concert opens with Mozart’s 25th Symphony. Famously used in the film Amadeus, this G minor symphony is exciting and inspiring. Written in 1773, when the composer was 17, the symphony is full of pulsing rhythms, sudden dynamics and interesting harmonies.
The orchestra is then joined by the wonderful Nicholas Daniel who will perform the beautiful Concerto in D major for Oboe and Small Orchestra by Richard Strauss. One of the last works from the 80 year old composer, the score bore the inscription “Oboe Concerto -1945- suggested by an American soldier”.
In his Third Symphony, completed in 1907, Sibelius turned away from the heady and expansive Post-Romantic style of Mahler and Strauss towards the structural elegance of Mozart. Written for a classical orchestra, it is more intimate and compressed but still rings with the beauty, colour and expressiveness that characterises the composers work.
Join us for a wonderful evening of magnificent music-making!
Sun 30 September at 7:30pm
West Road Concert Hall
£20 adults £18 concessions £10 students / u18s
West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge's premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes' walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King's College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.
Please note there is restricted viewing from some of the balcony seating.
Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building.
The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.