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London Chamber Orchestra


Overture to Sémiramis
Symphony No. 100 (Military)
Cheryl Frances-Hoad
I am You, Brave and Strong (world premiere)
Egmont Overture


Christopher Warren-Green

The final concert of the season features a world premiere in which LCO is joined by participants from Music Junction, the orchestra’s groundbreaking community and outreach programme.

Beethoven’s Overture was written for a play by Goethe commemorating the heroic deeds of Count Egmont in his struggle against tyranny; and it’s easy to hear how Haydn’s Military Symphony got its nickname, its second movement evoking, according to one reviewer, ‘the hellish roar of war’.

We begin with a real rarity – an overture by Beethoven’s contemporary, Charles-Simon Catel, a popular figure in his time and the go-to composer when rousing military music was needed for state ceremonies.

Concert supported by MariaMarina Foundation.

Part of London Chamber Orchestra 2015-16

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Two Beethoven Fifths - the Fifth Symphony and the Fifth Piano Concerto, the 'Emperor', with soloist Yevgeny Sudbin, hailed as ‘one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century’.

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Transcending musical boundaries trumpeter Alison Balsom plays and directs a programme including works by Corelli, Tartini, Bach, Albinoni, Vivaldi and Handel.

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Riccardo Minasi conducts Beethoven's Violin Concerto, with the American violinist Benjamin Beilman, and Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony. Cherubini's Overture to Médée opens the concert.

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Symphonies by Haydn and Beethoven frame arias from some of Mozart's most popular operas, with soprano Lucy Crowe, under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green.

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