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Basingstoke: Elgar’s Cello Concerto

£16 – £44
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Philharmonia performing at The Anvil, Basingstoke


Tabita Berglund – conductor
Nicolas Altstaedt – cello


Mozart Overture, The Marriage of Figaro

Elgar Cello Concerto

— Interval —

Sibelius Symphony No. 2

The cello’s soulful tone has often been likened to that of the human voice, and nowhere does it speak more eloquently than in Elgar’s Cello Concerto. With Tabita Berglund conducting, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt takes us through the work’s deeply moving narrative – and is perfectly placed to do so: “Such was the purity and warmth of his tone, and so impeccable his rhythmic nuance, that one hung on every note as if they were the words of a master storyteller” (The Australian).

Elgar’s music is thrown into relief by two pieces that brim with joy: Mozart’s bubbling Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 – one of his most life-affirming works. Sibelius knits his rich tapestry of ideas together in a way that seems effortlessly spontaneous. The music ebbs and flows in a continuous stream, sometimes brimming over with passion, and ultimately building towards the work’s ecstatic conclusion.


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Prices & Discounts

£16 – £44

Group discounts available; £12 tickets for under-25s and full-time students

Running time

1 hr 45 mins, including an interval

Box office

Anvil Arts Box Office: 01256 844244

Before the event


The Anvil, Basingstoke

The Anvil

Churchill Way
RG21 7QR

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