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European Union Chamber Orchestra

4 February 2017

Music by Elgar, Mozart, Grieg and Haydn.

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​Leeds Town Hall

Concert begins at 7.30pm 
 
European Union Chamber Orchestra
Hans-Peter Hofmann - director
Jennifer Pike - violin

Elgar – Serenade for Strings Listen
Mozart – Violin Concerto No 3
Grieg – Two Elegiac Melodies Listen
Haydn – Symphony No 57 Listen

Elgar wrote his Serenade for Strings for the Worcestershire Musical Union and it became his first published work. In the second movement, he gives us glimpses of his great Enigma Variations.

Mozart composed all five of his violin concertos aged just nineteen. No 3 marked a leap in the development of his style and writing, and is perhaps the most performed of his concertos. It has been recorded over 200 times and features in the Oscar-winning film Master and Commander.

Inspired by poet A Vinje, Grieg produced Two Elegiac Melodies, orchestral transcriptions of songs which he translated word-for-note. The first movement, The Wounded Heart, speaks of unmoving faith through the trials of life, and the second, The Last Spring, shows us some of Grieg’s most beautiful melodies.

Haydn’s Symphony No 57 came halfway in his total output of over 100 symphonies! After a slow introduction, he takes us through marchlike rhythms, flowing melodies, delicate dance passages and closes with a glittering finale.

'I listened more than I studied... therefore little by little my knowledge and ability we re developed.' Haydn

Pre-concert talk 6.45pm
Albert Room
Julian Rushton discusses the evening’s works.
Entry is free to ticket-holders for the concert but space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Price:   £33.50, £30.50, £28, £22, £16.50, £12.50 (discounts available)

Contact details:   Box Office: 0113 376 0318

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