Conductor - Mark Heron
Cello - Jonathan Aasgaard
Mozart - Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Dvorak - Cello Concerto
Mozart - Symphony No. 35 ‘Haffner’
Elgar - Enigma Variations
Liverpool Mozart Orchestra returns to its home city! With soloist Jonathan Aasgaard, Principal Cello with the RLPO, and Conductor Laureate, Mark Heron, the LMO offers you an evening of classical musical delights by Mozart, Dvorak and Elgar.
The Liverpool Mozart Orchestra is a chamber orchestra whose members include music professionals in addition to experienced players from a wide range of other occupational backgrounds. Founded in 1951, the LMO works with professional conductors and soloists – some well-established, many at an early stage in their career – and performs each concert after a short period of intense rehearsal.
The orchestra is privileged to have worked with many distinguished conductors, including its President, Sir Simon Rattle. Local, national and international soloists perform with the LMO. The orchestra is also pleased to offer a platform for emerging young musicians: many from Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.
Norwegian-born cellist, Jonathan Aasgaard, joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as principal cellist in 1999 and has performed more than 20 works for solo cello and orchestra with the RLPO. Recordings include the album From Jewish Life with the RLPO, a disc of transcriptions for cello and piano, and two albums of music by Carl Davis for cello and orchestra with the Philharmonia. Jonathan plays a cello by Celeste Farotti made in 1926 in Milan.
Mark Heron is music director of Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, a member of the conducting faculty at the Royal Northern College of Music, and Director of Orchestras for the University of Manchester. As a guest conductor he has worked with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Psappha, Philharmonia, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, Pori Sinfonietta and many more. A significant (but by no means exclusive) focus of his work is contemporary music. Mark is a highly regarded as a conducting teacher.
NB: There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm