European Union Chamber Orchestra
Fri 25 Jan 2013 8pm
Butterworth Hall: £11.50 - £36, Under 26s £12 (+ booking fee)
Conductor: Hans-Peter Hofmann
Musicians: Tasmin Little - violin, Katrin Finch - harp
Composer: Grieg, Mozart, Elgar, Gorecki, Haydn
Grieg – Holberg Suite
Mozart – Violin Concerto No.4
Elgar – Elegy for Strings
Górecki – Three Pieces in Old Style
Haydn – Symphony No.48 Maria Theresia
The European Union Chamber Orchestra is an orchestra with the spirit of a string quartet – a crack team of superb young players, united by the sheer joy of making music together. And you can hear it in every note, with critics raving over their “warmth of sound, the elegance of phrasing and the razor-sharp focus of their ensemble”.
Tonight, they bring all their signature verve to a truly joyous programme: Grieg’s sunny mock-baroque suite, Elgar’s heartfelt Elegy, and a Haydn symphony fit for an empress. Then Henryk Górecki proves that 20th century music can be just as tuneful: if you’re one of the millions who fell in love with his Third Symphony, you’ll be bowled over by his atmospheric Three Pieces in Old Style.
And national treasure Tasmin Little joins the EUCO as first among equals in the teenage Mozart’s bubbly Fourth Violin Concerto. The music of friends.
With a maximum capacity of 2000 standing or 1500 seated this concert hall has an outstanding natural acoustic and is the home of our International Concert Series, as well as the majority of our music gigs and big name comedians. Butterworth Hall has recently had a £6.9 million redevelopment and reopened in autumn 2009 .
Part of Concert Series 2012/13
12 Jun 2013
Past events from Concert Series 2012/13
10 Oct 2012
24 Oct 2012
22 Nov 2012
28 Nov 2012
16 Jan 2013
03 Feb 2013
26 Feb 2013
14 Mar 2013
24 Apr 2013
22 May 2013