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English Chamber Orchestra with François Leleux

Part of the English Chamber Orchestra 2019/20 Season

Add to my Calendar 02-03-2020 19:30 02-03-2020 21:30 36 English Chamber Orchestra with François Leleux Austria, Poland, Italy: oboe virtuoso François Leleux explores them all, in irresistible style, with the English Chamber Orchestra. The young Mozart was a born entertainer. And that’s just as well, because so is François Leleux – conductor, communicator and oboist extraordinaire. ‘Leleux is a remarkably charismatic, flamboyant performer, matching immaculate technique with a dazzingly vivid identification with his music’, writes one reviewer. The Arts Desk enthused about his ‘outsize charisma and musicianship’. Leleux begins, of course, with Mozart – conducting the jubilant Haffner Symphony, written for a party in Mozart’s native Salzburg, and bursting with melody, grandeur and wit. Leleux’s conducting is as vivacious as his playing: ‘detailed, demanding, but full of such abundant enthusiasm that you’re swept up in it from the first moment’ wrote one critic. Leleux then brings his irrepressible poetry and flair as soloist in Mozart’s sprightly oboe concerto. Next, he strips back the orchestra and leaps into the 20th century with Penderecki’s Capriccio.  Penderecki’s reputation as one of the world’s most compelling living composers is well justified and this inventive little showpiece, dating from the year The Beatles released ‘Yesterday’, perfectly demonstrates Leleux’s technical prowess on the oboe. Finally it’s time for sunshine and sheer, uninhibited melody as Leleux conducts the ECO in Mendelssohn’s exuberant and effervescent postcard from Italy. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd

London
SE1 8XX
England


Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSymphony no.35 in D major 'Haffner', K.385
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartOboe Concerto in C major, K.314
Krzysztof PendereckiCapriccio for Oboe and Strings
Felix MendelssohnSymphony no.4 in A major 'Italian', Op.90

Performers

François Leleux – Conductor / Oboe

English Chamber Orchestra

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Programme Note

Austria, Poland, Italy: oboe virtuoso François Leleux explores them all, in irresistible style, with the English Chamber Orchestra.

The young Mozart was a born entertainer. And that’s just as well, because so is François Leleux – conductor, communicator and oboist extraordinaire. ‘Leleux is a remarkably charismatic, flamboyant performer, matching immaculate technique with a dazzingly vivid identification with his music’, writes one reviewer.

The Arts Desk enthused about his ‘outsize charisma and musicianship’.

Leleux begins, of course, with Mozart – conducting the jubilant Haffner Symphony, written for a party in Mozart’s native Salzburg, and bursting with melody, grandeur and wit.

Leleux’s conducting is as vivacious as his playing: ‘detailed, demanding, but full of such abundant enthusiasm that you’re swept up in it from the first moment’ wrote one critic.

Leleux then brings his irrepressible poetry and flair as soloist in Mozart’s sprightly oboe concerto.

Next, he strips back the orchestra and leaps into the 20th century with Penderecki’s Capriccio. 

Penderecki’s reputation as one of the world’s most compelling living composers is well justified and this inventive little showpiece, dating from the year The Beatles released ‘Yesterday’, perfectly demonstrates Leleux’s technical prowess on the oboe.

Finally it’s time for sunshine and sheer, uninhibited melody as Leleux conducts the ECO in Mendelssohn’s exuberant and effervescent postcard from Italy.

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