English Chamber Orchestra featuring Natalie Clein

English Chamber Orchestra featuring Natalie Clein

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 8.00pm

Boasting a discography of nearly 900 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers, the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO), otherwise known as the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, make a welcome return to the National Concert Hall, Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 8pm.

This special evening pairs the powerfully expressive Orchestra, recognised for their enthralling and potent performances, with the famed conductor Serebrier, renowned for his melodic, colourful and energetic style - ‘one of the most eminent conductors of our time’ (Fonoforum Germany) – and cellist Natalie Clein, described by The Times as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘soaringly passionate’.

This concert, as part of the NCH International Concert Series 2019/2020, sees the Orchestra perform an all-Tchaikovsky programme to include the Rococo Variations, Elegie, Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 as well as Andante Cantabile and None but the Lonely Heart both arranged by Serebrier.

Serebrier is one of the most recorded conductors of his generation. He has a long association with Tchaikovsky and has released several cds of his work including; Serenade for Strings, Elegy, Suite No. 4, Tchaikovsky: Symphony 4 F Minor, Tchaikovsky: Hamlet, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Tchaikovsky: Fatum, 1812, Capriccio Italien and other works.

Serebrier began to conduct at the age of 12 and as a young man went to the U.S. to study with Leopold Stokowski who has hailed him as ‘the great master of orchestral balance’. Amongst his many accolades, Serebrier has received forty-three Grammy nominations and won the Latin Grammy in the ‘Best Classical Recording of the Year’ category. Serebrier Conducts Prokofiev, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky filmed at the Sydney Opera, has been shown over 50 times on U.S. television and around the world.

The English Chamber Orchestra [ECO] have a similarly long association with Tchaikovsky having performed his works with various conductors including, in an earlier incarnation, their first patron Benjamin Britten and more recently Serebrier himself. Acclaimed for their extensive and impressive discography of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers, they are also acclaimed for their soundtrack work, including Dario Marianelli’s prize-winning scores for Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. For this special concert they are joined by acclaimed cellist Natalie Clein who has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide.

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