The UK-based chamber orchestra London Concertante regularly performs over 100 concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble performs in some of the most prestigious venues around Britain and abroad, with recent tours taking them to USA, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and France.
With its numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991. It boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first-time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.
Tchaikovsky’s elegant Nutcracker Suite leads on from Brahms’ serious Hungarian Dance No. 5, before Johann Strauss II introduces us to the boundless exuberance of the Polish March in his Trisch-Trasch-Polka.
Tchaikovsky transports the evening to the magical halls of snowy Tsarist Russia with a regal waltz from his ballet The Sleeping Beauty. The evening reaches its climax with the famous Blue Danube Waltz, not only proving the crowning jewel of a fabulous night’s worth of music, but the coronation of Johann Strauss II as the master of the Viennese waltz.