10.07.13 7.30pm, St John's Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA ; £10, £15, £20, £26
The Hanover Band, one of the UK’s finest period instrument orchestras, return to St.John’s Smith Square, 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.