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.
Two Classic Hall of Fame works, Vaughan Williams’ melancholy Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis suitably set’s the scene as Jamal Aliyev takes the stage to perform Elgar’s 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. Lush, soulful, with a generous dose of energy.
FREE: Join BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff for a free Pre-Concert Talk with Valentina Peleggi at 2pm
This concert is supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation