Elgar Cello Concerto

Marko Letonja conductor
Jonathan Békés cello

BEETHOVEN Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200
ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Friday 27 May
Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Saturday 28 May
Albert Hall Launceston

Elgar Cello Concerto

Passionate, expressive and elegiac, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, which was written in the aftermath of World War I, has moved and touched audiences for over a century. Generations of front-rank cellists have stepped up to the challenge of bringing Elgar’s music to life. In this concert, hear the remarkably talented Jonathan Békés, TSO Principal Cello, rise to that challenge. Also on the program, Schubert’s youthful Symphony No 3 and Beethoven’s Overture to August von Kotzebue’s stage play King Stephen, which Beethoven composed around the same time as his Seventh Symphony.

Conducting this varied program is Marko Letonja, former Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and currently the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate.


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