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Rush Hour #8: Shostakovich Cello Concerto

12 May 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

RUSH HOUR #8: SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO CONCERTO
ST JOHN’S WATERLOO

THE DEREK BUTLER CONCERTO SERIES

James MacMillan Symphony No.2
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1

Jessica Cottis conductor
Mathieu Foubert cello

James MacMillan’s Second Symphony is music with a short fuse perilously close to being lit. Contrasting ideas interact and compete, gradually being whipped up to an emphatic climax bluntly punctuated by militaristic bursts and huge, shuddering chords. Witty, sardonic and often frantically agitated, Shostakovich’s brooding Cello Concerto No.1 meanwhile places huge demands of virtuosity on its soloist, 2016 orchestra member Mathieu Foubert.

British-Australian conductor Jessica Cottis has been hailed in the press as “one to watch”, and in 2016 will also conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and at the Royal Opera House.

FREE CONCERT

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BEFORE THE CONCERT

Watch Mathieu Foubert’s concerto guide in our video below, or read his blog about learning the piece here.

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Details

Date:
12 May 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

St John’s Waterloo
St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY United Kingdom
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