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James Fountain performs Haydn

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7.30pm

MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture, Nocturne and Scherzo

HAYDN Trumpet Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’

Christoph Altstaedt Conductor
James Fountain Trumpet

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Opening this concert are three lively excerpts from Mendelssohn’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream, creating an energetic yet mystical atmosphere.

Following this, Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Fountain, takes to the stage for Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, a piece which pushed boundaries for the trumpet. The infectious melodies ensure this is a firm favourite of the classical canon.

Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, known as the ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, complete with birds chirping, babbling brooks and thundering storms, closes the concert with its vibrant musical picture of the great outdoors.

Ticket information

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15

Booking fees may apply

Cadogan Hall
Sloane Terrace
020 7730 4500