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Firebird’s Little Surprise

Sunday 25 March 2018, 7:30 pm

Firebird's Little Surprise

London Firebird Orchestra in collaboration with the London Chamber Music Society

Haydn Symphony No. 94 in G, Hob.I:94 Surprise
Strauss Oboe Concerto, TrV 292
Mozart Opera arias (selection)
Schubert Symphony No. 3 in D, D.200

Our soloists

George Jackson conductor
John Anderson oboe
He Wu soprano

London Firebird Orchestra returns to the LCMS series with a concert of chamber orchestra classics.

Haydn’s famous ‘Surprise’ Symphony – premiered in London in the 1790s and popular ever since – is followed by Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto, composed in 1945 as a homage to eighteenth century classicism. The classical theme continues with two beautiful Mozart arias, performed by famous Chinese soprano He Wu, and the programme ends with Schubert’s sublime Third Symphony.

‘A fantastically energetic orchestra of talented young players.’ Dame Judi Dench, Patron
‘This fiery creation certainly has lift-off!’ Classical Music Magazine
‘George Jackson raised the stature of the music to a rarely-encountered level, absolutely enthralling from first bar to last.’ Classical Source


Sunday 25 March 2018
7:30 pm


Kings Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG
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