VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
ELGAR Cello Concerto
ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’
Valentina Peleggi Conductor
Jamal Aliyev Cello
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
This concert is a perfect marriage of English and Italian orchestral favourites. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis has been a staple of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame top three for many years. The rich variety of layers and textures in the work makes it a ravishing curtain-raiser for this afternoon concert.
Cellist Jamal Aliyev, who won the Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award in 2017, will be performing Elgar’s sublime Cello Concerto. Conductor Valentina Peleggi describes the Concerto as both glorious and terrifying, read her full commentary on the piece here.
Mendelssohn’s buoyant and cheerful Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ closes this concert with panache and flair; a charming expression of how Italy made him feel.
This concert is supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation.
Tickets: £32.00 - £35.00
Earlybird: £28.50 when booked before 1st November
Families: £28.50 for adults when booking with under 16
Students: £12.00 (limited availability)
Under 16's: Free