Stephen Hough to join L'Orchestra
dell' Arte and Stephen Hough at Liverpool's iconic St George's Hall
THE Concert Room at Liverpool's
iconic St George's Hall invites you to join them for a spectacular afternoon
as they are playing host to top international solo pianist Stephen Hough who
will be performing with St George's Hall's own orchestra in residence,
L'Orchestra dell' Arte.
L'Orchestra dell' Arte and Stephen Hough will come together for 1
performance only of Franz Liszt's ground breaking Piano Concerto No.1, on
Sunday, 21 February 2016, at 3pm.
Liszt's concerto was written over a 26 year period, finally premiering in
1855 with Liszt himself as the soloist. Even though this concerto predates
all of the standard Romantic repertoire concertos such as those by
Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Saint Saens, it is easy to hear how much these later
composers were influenced by Liszt's ground breaking style.
Stephen Hough is a British born classical Pianist and has performed as a
soloist with the world's most prestigious orchestras. In 2010 he was named
'instrumentalist of the year' by the Royal Philharmonic
Society Music Awards, a year later he was given an honorary doctorate by the
University of Liverpool.
Born in Heswall, Wirral Stephen was pleased to accept the
opportunity to become Patron of the annual Heswall Arts Festival. This
concert celebrates 5 years of the Festival which was created by Valerie Warr
FRSA, the Manager of Orchestra dell'Arte. In his forward for Festival 2015
Stephen wrote:- "...my message for 2014 included the words I hope 1 of
these days to come and meet you all; well now I am delighted to say that I
will be playing in February 2016 for Festival Encore in St George's Hall
Liverpool: a doubly exciting moment as this is my debut in the beautiful
L'Orchestra dell'Arte is a group of highly talented versatile musicians that
have recently become the Orchestra in Residence in St George's Hall. They
were founded in 2010 and have played all across the North West offering a
very wide range of popular classical, romantic and themed repertoire. 1 of
the orchestra's key features is the flexibility its players employ to create
smaller ensembles of every shape and size, from trios and quartets to octets
The concert starts with Franz Schubert's Overture in C Major in the Italian
Style. Schubert wrote a number of overtures in the style of what would now
be known as concert overtures, that is, not as the prelude to an opera or
play, but specifically to open a concert of other works.
In the second half of the concert, L'Orchestra dell'Arte returns to the
Italian style of the Schubert overture when they will perform the Symphony
No 4 (The Italian) by Felix Mendelssohn. The 1st performance was in London
in 1833 with Mendelssohn conducting. The opening movement is joyful and is
in classical sonata form. It all ends very happily.
Stephen Hough and L'Orchestra dell'Arte will present an un-missable
experience, so head down to The Concert Room at St George's Hall for a
spectacular afternoon, from 3pm, on Sunday, 21 February 2016.
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Box Office line on:- 0844 800 0410.