We are delighted to announce our 2018/19 London Season and are excited to be working with artists including Christian Zacharias, Michael Collins, Ana de la Vega, Ben Goldscheider, Ben Johnson, Jessica Cottis and Behzod Abduraimov.
The Season opens at Southbank Centre’s newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall. The eminent German pianist Christian Zacharias joins us as soloist and conductor in an exciting programme including Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht (29 October, 2018).
Cadogan Hall is home to the orchestra for the rest of the season, and we open with Christmas with Vivaldi (2 December 2018). This programme of favourites will get you into the festive spirit and includes his joyful Gloria (conducted by Michael Collins), the ‘Goldfinch’ concerto for flute and ‘Winter’ from the Four Seasons.
Following the success of her new concerto album recorded with the ECO, flautist Ana de la Vega (19 February, 2019) joins the orchestra to perform two works from her album, including the recently discovered flute concerto by Mysliveček.
Britten’s much-loved Serenade is the focus of our next concert when we welcome BBC Young Musician finalist and horn player Ben Goldscheider, the well-known tenor Ben Johnson and dynamic conductor Jessica Cottis (16 March, 2019), while Mendelssohn’s lesser-known D minor Violin Concerto is one of the highlights of Stephanie Gonley’s programme(16 April, 2019).
The season concludes with another Beethoven piano concerto, this time his first, performed by the captivating Behzod Abduraimov (22 May, 2019).
We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a thrilling musical journey!
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