Ben Goldscheider. Photo by Kaupo Kikkas.

London Chamber Orchestra & Friends

Ben Goldscheider plays Mozart & Higgins

Wednesday 7 February 2024, 19:30

Past Event
London Chamber Orchestra & Friends Past Event


Elizabeth Maconchy Music for Strings
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4
Gavin Higgins Horn Concerto (London premiere)
Sibelius Symphony No. 5


Ben Goldscheider horn
London Chamber Orchestra
Christopher Warren-Green conductor

Superstar Ben Goldscheider joins LCO to perform two outstanding works for French horn. It’s easy to see why Mozart’s Fourth Horn Concerto is one of his most enduringly popular works: full of cheerful tunes and upbeat accompaniments, the last movement must be one of the most recognisable melodies out there.

Ben also gives the London premiere of a new horn concerto by Gavin Higgins, a former horn player himself who has won a string of awards for his Concerto Grosso for Brass Band.

The concert opens with Elizabeth Maconchy’s Music for Strings, which has it all: a warm, sombre opening, a light and wispy second movement, a big old viola solo in the third movement and an extrovert, happy-go-lucky finale.

One of the most popular symphonies of all time – Sibelius’ Fifth – concludes the programme, so sit back and let the incredible musicians of the LCO, conducted by Christopher Warren-Green, transport you to a sparse and spectacular Nordic landscape.

LCO is very grateful to the Fidelio Charitable Trust and Vaughan Williams Foundation for their generous support of this concert.

Vaughan Williams Foundation logo

Duration: approx. 1 hour 50 mins (incl. interval)

Ticket Information

All seats £30

Under 25s & Students: £10 (please bring ID on the night)
Under 18s: up to four free tickets when accompanied by a full-paying adult (please call the box office)

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