Friday 5th April 2019, 7.30pm

Pre-concert talk at 6:30

Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA

English Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Sanderling – Guest Conductor
Chloë Hanslip – Violin


Beethoven – Coriolan Overture op 62
Beethoven – Violin Concerto op 60
Chloë Hanslip – Violin
Beethoven – Symphony No. 4 op 61

Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Violin Concerto came to life at the same time, yet between them they reflect the full breadth of his creative genius. The searching spirituality of the monumental Violin Concerto is brought to life by the young virtuoso Chloë Hanslip, already recognised as one of the great soloists of her generation.

In the second half, the invigorated ESO, fast becoming Town Hall favourites, bring artistry and passion to Beethoven’s rustic and humorous Fourth Symphony, a surprisingly bright and cheerful work, sandwiched between his 3rd and 5th – two titans of 19th century symphonic writing.

Pre-Concert Talk (6.30pm to 7pm): Presented by ESO assistant conductor, Michael Young.
Free entry using your ticket for tonight’s concert.

TICKETS: from £13.50 (All Online Bookings are subject to a one-off transaction fee of £1.50)
Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.

Book online via Cheltenham Town hall
Phone Booking 0844 576 2210

Programme may be subject to change

Thomas SANDERLING – Guest Conductor

Born in St. Petersburg, where his father – the eminent conductor Kurt Sanderling – was permanent conductor of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Thomas Sanderling was appointed Music Director of the Halle Opera at the age of 24. By his mid-twenties, Sanderling was already conducting the likes of the Dresden Staatskapelle and Leipzig Gewandhaus, and at the Komische Oper Berlin. His premiere recording of Shostakovich’s Michelangelo Suite directly led to his becoming assistant to both Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein.  In the early 1980s, Sanderling became permanent guest conductor of the Deutsche Staatsoper, and made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper conducting Die Zauberflöte (“A Mozart full of mysteries…Astonishing!”,Wiener Kurier) and Le Nozze di Figaro. He has won many prizes – including, in August 2017, an ECHO KLASSIK Award for his recording of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Thomas Sanderling has conducted many of the world’s finest orchestras and opera companies, including the Baltimore Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, The Hallé, NDR Elphilharmonie, Oslo Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, WDR Symphony, London Philharmonic and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal; the Deutsche Oper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Hamburg State Opera, Mariinsky Theatre, Finnish National Opera and Teatro La Fenice.

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