190727 Cambridge Summer Music

Cambridge Summer Music Festival Finale

Beethoven and Mendelssohn

Saturday 27th July 2019

7:30 pm

Orpheus Sinfonia
David Hill conductor
Patrick Hemmerlé piano

Fingal’s Cave evokes Mendelssohn’s trip to the Island of Staffa while on a tour of the Hebrides, complete with the churning waves. The Italian symphony also originates in a journey – this time to Italy during a grand tour of Europe. He was captivated with the sights and sounds of Rome and Naples, and declared that the work was ‘the jolliest piece I have ever done, especially the last movement’.

In between, we will hear Beethoven’s mighty fourth piano concerto, which had its first public outing in Vienna in 1808 with the composer himself as soloist. Tonight, French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé, who has delighted audiences at previous Summer Music Festival concerts with his Bach and Chopin interpretations, takes to the platform, joined by the vibrant young Orpheus Sinfonia under the baton of Festival Director David Hill.

Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture – ‘Fingal’s Cave’
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4
Mendelssohn Italian Symphony

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