Review: European Union Chamber Orchestra, Theatre Royal, Norwich
- Credit: Archant
A packed Norwich Theatre Royal enjoyed a superb performance by the European Union Chamber Orchestra, says Frank Cliff.
A full house for Saturday's concert of music by Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi, given by the strings of the EUCO.
Directed from the violin by Eva Stegeman, they began with an excellent account of Bach's 3rd Brandenburg Concerto, tempi perfectly judged, textures clear; a performance with a real feeling of spontaneity.
These same qualities were evident in Mozart's Piano Concerto in A Major, K414, brilliantly performed by the distinguished soloist Martin Roscoe, with a notably eloquent andante, and perfect rapport betweem soloist and orchestra.
Finally, the young Australian violinist Emily Sun was the stunning soloist and director in Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Superb virtuosity, some very fast tempi, but also full of imagination without straying too far from authenticity. Excellent playing from the orchestra, with Alessandro Sanguinetti's cello continuo especially fine.
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