Perth Festival of the Arts presents
Tickets on sale Mon 23 Mar: 10am.
can book from Mon 16 Mar: 10am
With Laura van der Heijden
Mozart Symphony No 29 in A major
Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C major
Arnold Sinfonietta No 1
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields opens Perth Festival of the Arts Final Concert with one of the most popular symphonies from Mozart’s early period; his 29th in A major, combining youthful energy with graceful orchestration. Haydn’s first Cello Concerto was presumed lost for two hundred years until 1961 when a copy of the score was found in Prague; now a popular staple of the cello repertoire for which we are delighted to welcome the brilliant young cellist, Laura van der Heijden to the stage.
Malcolm Arnold cleverly evokes the 18th century in his Sinfonietta, despite being composed in 1954 and therefore sits beautifully in this evening’s programme, opening the second half. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings has delighted audiences worldwide for nearly 150 years, emulating Mozart’s style, it provides the perfect climax for the Academy’s programme.
Supported by the Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust
£41.50, £36.50, £31.50, £26.50; concessions* £39.50, £34.50, £29.50, £24.50; school children £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
*concession prices applies to: disabled, unemployed and students