Haydn Symphony No.57
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2
Beethoven Romance for Violin & Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No.40
“He’s a lion of the keyboard but he’s also a poet” writes The Herald of pianist Peter Donohoe. “From Donohoe you will experience thunder and steel; but you will also experience exquisite lyricism and sensitivity…Expect insights galore.”
Warwick Arts Centre’s audiences won’t need any introduction to this great British pianist, but even so, a chance to hear him bringing all his lifelong mastery to Beethoven is something not to be missed. Savour Donohoe’s experience in the innocence of Beethoven’s youthful Second Concerto – and enjoy, too, the uniquely fresh and spirited playing of the European Union Chamber Orchestra, a virtuoso orchestra that plays together like a string quartet.
Violinist / director Hans-Peter Hofmann has framed the programme with Mozart’s most personal symphony – the tragic 40th – and a controlled explosion of energy and wit from Joseph Haydn: the rarely-heard Symphony No.57. He’ll also be starring as soloist himself: in one of Beethoven’s lyrical Romance for Violin and Orchestra.
Pre-concert Talk: Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50
In conversation with Peter Donohoe