Antoine Marguier musical director
Freddy Kempf piano
Ben Thomson tuba
Part I – The incomparable Wolfgang
Casals Ode to Peace
Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute
Mozart Concerto for Piano No 21
Part 2 – The great English heritage
Delius La Calinda from Koanga
Vaughan Williams Three English Folksongs
Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto
Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance Marches 1 and 4
For its UK debut concert, the Geneva-based United Nations Orchestra is joined by the celebrated British pianist Freddy Kempf for a performance of Mozart’s joyful Piano Concerto No 21.
The second half is devoted to music from the great English orchestral heritage. Vaughan Williams’ rapturous setting of three English folk songs is followed by his quirky and ingenious Tuba Concerto.
Elgar’s poignant Nimrod from Enigma Variations and, from his Pomp and Circumstance set, the wistful yet inspiring March No 4 and the great uplifting March No 1 bring the concert to a triumphal conclusion.
Conductor and artistic director of the United Nations Orchestra Antoine Marguier spoke to Argus reporter Josh Walton about their forthcoming concert.
The United Nations Orchestra performs all its concerts for humanitarian causes and profits from this event will be donated to UNICEF’s war orphans rescue programme.