Haydn Symphony No.49 La Passione
Mozart Piano Concerto No.2 K39
Mozart Piano Concerto No.13 K415
Grieg Holberg Suite
Conductor – Hans-Peter Hofmann
Piano – Freddy Kempf
There are child prodigies – and then there was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We all know the story, but still, just wait until you hear this rare performance of his Piano Concerto No.2: an exuberant, sparkling mini-masterpiece, brimming with grace and wit, and composed by a boy of 11.
Audience favourite Freddy Kempf gives it the deluxe treatment tonight, and then jumps forward to the magnificent concerto with which Mozart astonished Viennese audiences in 1783. Mozart, man and boy: a gloriously entertaining centrepiece to another delightful programme from the European Union Chamber Orchestra.
European Union Chamber Orchestra draws its members from Europe’s finest young professional orchestral players, and the result is a chamber orchestra that plays with the panache of a virtuoso soloist and the commitment of a top string quartet. Those qualities will come wonderfully to the fore in Haydn’s stormy early symphony, and the mock-baroque fun of Grieg’s playful Holberg Suite. Amadeus would have approved!
Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50
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In conversation with Freddy Kempf.