CANCELLED: Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Thibaudet / Sir Pappano
The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This event has had to be cancelled – it will not be rescheduled on an alternative date. Ticket buyers and people participating in the order process will be informed by e-mail. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price: Information on tickets refunds
French master pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has many musical heroes, from Chopin to Messiaen, but he has a particularly strong relationship to the music of Maurice Ravel. After all, Thibaudet's own piano teacher was herself a pupil of the great French composer! Among his showpieces is Ravel's incredibly tricky, jazz-inflected Piano Concerto in G major, of which Thibaudet gave a triumphant performance aged only eleven.
Now he plays the same work once more with great elan – and then turns his attention, accompanied by the energetic Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Sir Antonio Pappano, to Ravel admirer George Gershwin and his classic »I Got Rhythm«. Thibaudet is nothing short of infatuated with Gershwin's sound, with the mixture of jazz and classical: »His music is boundless.« It shares this trait with Béla Bartók and his Divertimento for string orchestra, which artfully combines Baroque models with the spirit of folk music.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
conductor Sir Antonio Pappano
Divertimento für Streichorchester Sz 113
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester G-Dur
I Got Rhythm / aus dem Musical »Girl Crazy«
Elbphilharmonie Subscription 2
Sir Antonio Pappano