London Philharmonic Orcherstra: Strauss's Horn Concerto No.2

Congress Theatre
London Philharmonic Orcherstra: Strauss's Horn Concerto No.2


Mozart Overture, The Marriage of Figaro (5’)

R Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 (20’)

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 (36’)


Valentina Peleggi, Conductor

Ben Goldscheider, Horn

Strange but true: they used to call Dvořák’s Eighth his ‘English’ symphony. Yet its lilting melodies and exuberant dance rhythms could hardly be more Czech – the sound of a composer who’s thoroughly at home, and loving it. Pure sunshine, in other words, and in the hands of conductor Valentina Peleggi it’s a gloriously tuneful climax to a concert that begins with Mozart’s comedy overture and stars the internationally-acclaimed young British horn player Ben Goldscheider in Richard Strauss’s playful Second Horn Concerto. They said it was impossible to play, but for Ben Goldscheider it’s not just possible – it’s fun.

Pre-concert event, 2.15pm

Enjoy the sound of local young talent, as musicians from Create Music, the music education hub for Brighton & Hove and East Sussex, give a special free performance in the Congress Theatre foyer.

Artists – Review Quotes

‘... immense energy and decisiveness ...’

The Guardian on Valentina Peleggi's conducting

‘[Ben Goldscheider] is a young man with a timeless gift.’

Voix des Arts

‘Peleggi succeeds in engaging the emotions with an unsentimental, personal, intense and tension-filled performance.’