We are delighted once again to be part of the St. Jude's Proms 2017 in Hampstead Garden Suburb and we return with Robert Max at the helm to present Berlioz's epic masterpiece of love and obsession, Symphonie Fantastique. In an unusually bold move, Robert Max will direct the orchestra from the cello in Beethoven's Triple Concerto alongside Sophie Lockett on violin and Danny Driver on piano. Expect some fireworks and edge of your seat music-making!
One of Beethoven’s less well known works – his amiable concerto for piano, violin, cello & orchestra – is followed by Berlioz’s tale of an artist and his unrequited love, with its dramatic themes of longing and despair. In 1830 this was a ground-breaking piece of programme music and orchestration.
For more information and tickets for this concert go to the Proms at St. Jude's festival website
About Robert Max
Robert enjoys a varied career as solo cellist, conductor and chamber musician. An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, he is also an Honorary Professor of the Rachmaninov Institute in Tambov, Russia. As cellist of the Barbican Piano Trio for more than 25 years, he has performed on four continents and made several acclaimed recordings, most recently of works by Taneyev with guest violist James Boyd.
Robert is the principal cellist of the London Chamber Orchestra and conducts the Oxford Symphony Orchestra. He is the President of the North London Music Festival and coaches chamber music at MusicWorks.
More information to follow on this unique concert.