Nicolas Altstaedt with his cello

Philharmonia Orchestra

International Concert Series Tue 28 May 2024, 7:30pm The Anvil



£44, £38, £33, £24, £16. Under 25s and f/t students £12 (includes £4 booking fee)

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Overture: The Marriage of Figaro
Cello Concerto
Symphony no. 2

Performers and Cast

Nicolas Altstaedt
Tabita Berglund

The sparkling overture to Mozart’s most popular opera opens this concert.

Elgar’s Cello Concerto highlights the composer’s heartfelt lyricism. The drama of the opening movement is followed by a nimble scherzo, and a slow movement of elegiac beauty. The powerful finale is memorably interrupted by a haunting reminiscence of the slow movement before rushing to its close.

Sibelius’ second symphony was written largely in Italy and inhabits a very different musical world from the northern darkness of his first. The sense of renewal and exploration continues through its four movements before building inexorably to the final thrilling brass theme.

The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts’ Orchestra in Partnership.

Cast & Creatives

Cast & Creatives


An absolute revelation. Nicolas Altstaedt, one of the cello realm’s most brilliant young princes
Huffington Post
Tabita Berglund’s conducting style – alert, encouraging and inspiring – seems to bring out exceptional music-making
Arts Desk

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