The Australian Chamber Orchestra has been described by the Washington Post as having ‘the energy and vibe of a rock band with the ability of a crack classical chamber group.’ This afternoon they’ll shine a fresh light on much-loved music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
The Aussies are matched in youthful flair by the dream team for Shostakovich’s witty Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings: pianist Freddy Kempf and brilliant trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth.
‘Listening to the ACO is like taking a swig of a vitamin drink. Suddenly: pow! The music certainly feels stronger, muscled, hot from the gym… If that’s what Australia does for you, I’m also emigrating.’ The Times
Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall, recommends today’s concert: “If this is the first time you’ve encountered the ACO, the first thing you’ll notice is that, unlike other orchestras, their musicians stand when they perform which brings a real energy to their playing. The second thing is that music-making of this quality is an absolute joy to behold.”
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti director, violin
Freddy Kempf piano
Tine Thing Helseth trumpet
Mozart Symphony No 29 28’
Shostakovich Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings 22’
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings 28’
Mozart Symphony No 40 35’
£9.50, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35, £40*
60plus: £9.50, £14.50, £19, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38*
Discounts also available for children, students and under 25s, wheelchair users, disabled patrons and their companions, concert package bookers and groups of 11+. For more details on all discounts and how to book click here.
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