Reunion...October 3, 2010
To open the Nuremberg Symphony’s Sunday subscription series, Alexander Shelley was joined by his former cello teacher, the soloist, chamber musician and leader of the London Symphony Orchestra cello section, Tim Hugh. Having performed Shostakovich’s first cello concerto together in Bristol several seasons ago, it was now Walton’s elegiac concerto which completed a first half of English repertoire in the Meistersingerhalle. The orchestra, performing the Walton for the first time in their history, had opened the evening with a rendition of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes and completed the programme with a collection of movements from Tchaikovsky’s ballet Sleeping Beauty. To read an interview with Tim Hugh and reviews of the performance in German please click here.