If the plan is to place a hard-to-play trumpet concerto on the programme, there is really only one man for the job: Håkan Hardenberger, who has evolved in the course of his career into a kind of universal genius on the trumpet. His repertoire ranges from Haydn and Piazzolla to contemporary works. And one such – the latest composition from Scottish composer Helen Grime, who holds a professorship at the Royal Academy of Music – also features on the programme of Hardenberger’s concert with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Under the baton of another universal genius, its principal guest conductor François-Xavier Roth, the top London orchestra completes its residency at the Elbphilharmonie with lush orchestral scores by Richard Strauss, giving all the musicians the chance to show their mettle.
London Symphony Orchestra
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
conductor François-Xavier Roth
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28
– Interval –
Tod und Verklärung / Tondichtung für großes Orchester op. 24
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Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette / HamburgMusik