- Variations on a Rococo Theme
- Symphony No. 80
- Cello Concerto No. 1
- Symphony No. 97
- English Chamber Orchestra
- Nicolas Altstaedt
It is with regret that this performance is cancelled. Mr Altstaedt is suffering from a particularly strong bout of flu and is unable to perform. The challenging nature of the repertoire combined with short notice is such that a replacement for Mr Altstaedt is not available.
On behalf of Mr Altstaedt and the English Chamber Orchestra, we apologise for the inconvenience caused. Full refunds will be issued and should be automatically applied to your account over the next 24 hours.
When Joseph Haydn came to Britain, he sparked a Georgian media-frenzy – and he knew that London audiences deserved only the very best. Two of his most exuberant symphonies are at the heart of this concert, including the brilliant No. 97: a sensation in London in 1792, and just as entertaining in 2018!
The award-winning Nicolas Altstaedt shares his passion tonight, and plays two delightful showpieces for his own instrument, the cello. Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations is a sparkling celebration of the 18th century by Russia’s supreme master of melody. And as for Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto: well, romance just doesn’t get more elegant.