London Philharmonic End Brighton And Hove Season On A High

03.30.15
Andreas Brantelid
The News Co

It was one of those unforgettable evenings where everything and everyone performed beautifully. Perfectly. Sensationally. Perhaps only a full super-moon beaming down on Brighton Dome could have made it better – but the show was just a little too late in the month for that.

Full moon or no, the exceptional London Philharmonic Orchestra, under the passionate direction of conductor Jamie Martin and with guest star cellist Andreas Brantelid produced a phenomenal, deeply moving performance to end their 2015 season at Brighton Dome...

Next was Elgar’s Cello concerto in E minor Op. 85 with guest star Cellist Andreas Brantelid. It’s a complex, slightly convoluted piece written just after the First World War. He poured his feelings about the appalling destruction of Europe into four pieces, the last being the Cello Concerto completed in 1919.

The cello playing by Andreas was superlative and outstanding. He truly is a star performer – indeed, he treated us to an impromptu solo after the concerto – a taste of Bach’s cello suite – much to our delight.

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