MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
MOZART Horn Concerto No.4
ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4, 'Italian'
Chloé van Soeterstède Conductor
Ben Goldscheider French Horn
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Europe’s rich tradition of orchestral music has produced countless legendary composers, many inspired by the countries around them, so join the orchestra for an astounding evening of music from around our continent. Mozart’s energetic Overture to The Marriage of Figaro gives a foretaste of the farcical fun of the opera it introduces, and provides a sparkling curtain-raiser for this concert. Then follows Rossini’s explosive Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers and Mendelssohn’s heart-swelling 'Italian' Symphony; a charming expression of how Italy made him feel.
FREE: Pre-concert talk at 2:00pm with conductor Chloé van Soeterstède in the auditorium.