Thomas Carroll Conductor/Cello
Mozart Symphony No.29 In A major K201
Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 In C major
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 In A major Op.90 (Italian)
Conductor and cellist Thomas Carroll makes a welcome return to Brighton exploring more late Classical and early Romantic music. Initially a student at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Thomas went on to study with Heinrich Schiff in Austria, becoming a highly sought-after soloist, chamber musician and, more recently, conductor. Thomas is Artistic Director of the Orpheus Sinfonia.
The programme opens with Mozart’s sunny and effervescent Symphony No.29, written when Mozart was just 18 and one of his most popular early symphonies.
The Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major was written in 1783 for a cellist in the Prince of Esterhazy Orchestra and is a very relaxed and lyrical concerto.
Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony No.4 was written in 1833. He was on tour in Italy, aged 24, when he sketched out the work, completing it after a request for a symphony by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London.
Before this concert, there will be an interview featuring Peter Back in conversation with conductor/cellist Thomas Carroll. See here for more information and to book tickets.