Sat 8th Dec at 7:30pm (pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
European Union Chamber Orchestra
@ Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
Also appearing: Nicola Benedetti
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Leeds International Orchestral Season 2012/13: European Union Chamber Orchestra, Nicola Benedetti
A programme of works comprising:
Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 8 (Christmas Concerto)
Vivaldi: Cello Concerto RV416
Manfredini: Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 12 (Christmas Concerto)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Cello RV544
Torelli: Concerto Grosso Op 8 No 6 (Christmas COncerto)
Handel: Pastoral Symphony: Messiah
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Autmun, Winter
The EUCO gave its first concerts in 1981 and soon gained an international reputation as a musical ambassador for the European Union. Funding from the European Commission enabled EUCO to make its name familiar worldwide with tours to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines, North, South and Central America, North Africa, India and the Middle East as well as across Europe.
It regularly performs at major concert halls throughout the UK and in live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, the Bath Festival with Alison Balsom and a tour of Christmas concertos with Nicola Benedetti.
The schedule since 2013 has included tours to Spain, Germany, Luxemburg, Turkey, Malta and most recently to Egypt.
'A demanding and richly varied programme brought great pleasure to the listeners who could only go home consumed by the music' (Rheinische Post).
European Union Chamber Orchestra tour dates
Talented Scottish violinist of Italian descent. By the age of nine, she had already passed the eight grades of musical examinations. In 2004 she came to prominence as the winner of the BBC Young Musician Of The Year Competition and has since gone on to win the 2008 Classical BRIT Award for Young British Classical Performer. Nicola made her BBC Proms debut in August 2010.
Nicola's album Homecoming entered the top 20 pop charts, an unprecedented achievement for a classical violinist.
'... a risk-taking performer...' (The Times).
Nicola Benedetti tour dates
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Venue: Leeds Town Hall
Bookings: 0113 376 0318
Disabled Bookings: 0113 224 3801
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
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