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Classical Orchestra Performance on 23rd of November

The Madeira Classical Orchestra is performing at the Noble Hall of the Regional Legislative Assembly, Funchal on the 23rd of November at 18:00.

Furthermore, the Madeira Classical Orchestra is pleased to announce that British oboist and conductor Gordon Hunt, lead oboist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra and Principal Guest Oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing in their Autumn Concert on the 23rd.

Recognised as one of the world’s leading oboists, Gordon Hunt regularly performs as a soloist with international orchestras, having worked with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrew Davis, Carlo Maria Giulini, Kirill Kondrashin, Riccardo Muti, Sir John Pritchard, Sir Simon Rattle, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Tate and Welser-Most. During his performance of the WA Mozart Oboe Concert in Berlin, he received a standing ovation.  With one critic saying ‘With his crystalline and aristocratic tone, he undoubtedly ranks as one of the greatest exponents of his instrument.’

While he is in Madeira, Gordon will also be teaching an Oboe Master Class for students at the CEPAM – Conservatory School of the Arts of Madeira.  He also teaches Oboe at the Guildhall School of Music and Theatre in London for CEPAM students.

The evening’s performances will include work by Albinoni, Haydn and Mendelssohn.  Not only were they three inspirational figures, the concert will provide a unique opportunity to hear work from three distinct classical periods.

From the baroque period, they propose a concerto for oboe and orchestra by Tomaso Albinoni.

Followed by Symphony No. 60 ‘Il Distratto’ by Joseph Haydn.  This piece is described as Haydn at his boldest, while the symphony is regarded as both funny and modern; even though written in 1774/75.

Finally, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ represents the beginning of the Romantic period.

The orchestra would like to invite everyone who is passionate about music to attend the concert. Tickets cost between €5 – €20 and are available at La Vie Funchal Shopping Centre – Naturally Portuguese Shop (Floor 1) from 9 am to 10 pm or at the Regional Legislative Assembly from 2 pm on the 23rd.

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly