7th January / 7:30pm / Kings Place, sick London
Pre-eminent cellist Alban Gerhardt joins Aurora Orchestra for a glittering conversation across the centuries: Vivaldi was first to recognise the soulful quality of the solo cello; Britten and Ravel pay homage to their Baroque forebears, illness while Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky were inspired to fantastical virtuosic heights by the elegant exuberance of the ‘rococco’ masters.
‘A magician of cantabile playing and a master of virtuosic panache – one of the best cellists alive’ Tagesspiegel
Hall One, price Kings Place
90 York, London N1 9AG
Britten ‘Canto primo’ from Cello Suite No. 1, Op.72
Vivaldi Cello Concerto in B minor, RV 424
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin (orch. vrs.; 1919)
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Nicholas Collon (conductor)
From £9.50 online at the Kings Place website.