Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm
Haydn Symphony No 102 in B♭ major; Hummel Concertino in G major Op 73; Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37 (all in chamber arrangements)
This concert is performed by an ensemble of highly-regarded instrumentalists drawn from the full resources of the London Mozart Players, with distinguished pianist and conductor Howard Shelley directing the piano concerto from the keyboard.
They perform three pioneering arrangements of symphonic works all dating from the closing years of the eighteenth century. Haydn's Symphony No 102, one of his twelve London symphonies, marks an expansion of the symphony's musical ambitions, frequently flouting Classical conventions. Hummel's bright and graceful Concertino is considered his first mature concerto. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3 brings the programme to a high-spirited conclusion.
This concert is sponsored by friends of Thaxted Festival who wish to remain anonymous, and is presented in association with Orchestras Live.
(£10 age 30 and under offer)