06.07.13 7.30pm, Chichester Cathedral; £10, £15, £25, £30


The Hanover Band, one of the UK’s finest period instrument orchestras, return to Chichester Cathedral, to perform two of Mozart’s finest Horn Concertos performed by Philip Eastop  natural horn and conducted by Anthony Halstead, and his majestic Symphony No.41 ‘Jupiter’.

The concert opens with Gluck’s highly dramatic Overture and Ballet music to Orfeo ed Euridice which was first premiered at the Burgtheater, Vienna in 1762.

Philip Eastop is one of London’s finest Horn players and is currently a Professor of Horn at the Royal College of Music. The world renowned virtuoso on the natural horn, Anthony Halstead, born in Manchester in 1945, has now gradually moved into the role of Conductor and has directed the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and most notably The Hanover Band. He made his conducting debut with The Hanover Band at the BBC Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1993.


  1. Will Rawlinson 12.07.13 8:35pm

    This was a very uneven concert. The Gluck pieces were well played but the horn soloist in the Mozart Concertos seemed to have a very limited dynamic range e.g. from pianissimo to mezzoforte. Where was the ‘bravura’ and the expected brassiness in the cheeky Rondos?

    He also changed tempo quite a lot, sometimes even within a single phrase, making it difficult for the conducter and orchestra to follow his rather rythmically wayward playing.
    He had been very amusing and informative in his short introductory talk, so, it was a bit of a let down that his actual playing seemed rather dour and lacking in flamboyancy.

    I had to leave after the Mozart 3rd concerto so I hope things improved in the Jupiter Symphony!

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