Arrivals & Departures - Julian Lloyd Webber and Orchestra of the Swan

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17th October 2011 - 7.30pm

Venue: Loughborough Town Hall

Opening performance of a season of classical music presented in association with Orchestra of the Swan, one of the premier Chamber Orchestras in the UK.

Celebrated cellists Julian Lloyd Webber and Jiaxin Cheng feature in this evening’s programme which  includes the delightful and sultry ‘Departure of the Queen of Sheba’ depicting the legendary lovers in their garden of earthly delights.
Handel                      Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                
Haydn                       Cello concerto in C, soloist Julian Lloyd Webber  - cello         
Alec Roth                  Departure of the Queen of Sheba                     
Vivaldi                       Double cello concerto in D, soloists Julian Lloyd Webber & Jiaxin Cheng                   
Haydn                       Symphony No. 45,  Farewell   

Julian Lloyd Webber - cello
Widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation, Julian Lloyd Webber has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians from Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Georg Solti to Elton John and Stephane Grappelli.  President of the Elgar Society and a Fellow of the Royal College of Music, Julian currently leads In Harmony, the British Government's new music programme, working to promote personal and community development in some of England's most deprived areas, through orchestral-based learning and musical experiences. Julian has made many outstanding recordings including his Brit-Award winning Elgar Concerto conducted by Yehudi Menuhin and the Dvorák Concerto with Vaclav Neumann and the Czech Philharmonic.  Julian has premiered more than fifty new works for cello and has inspired new compositions from composers as diverse as Malcolm Arnold and Joaquin Rodrigo to James MacMillan and Philip Glass. Julian is married to fellow cellist Jiaxin Cheng. Julian plays the ‘Barjansky’ Stradivarius cello (c. 1690).

Classical Season Launch Party – 6.45pm
Ticket holders are welcome to enjoy  a celebration of the opening of the new classical season with FREE pre-show refreshments and entertainment, plus a chance to mingle with some of the performers.


Book for two performances in the season and claim a FREE CD featuring music performed by Orchestra of the Swan.  Repertoire includes music by Mozart, John Ireland, Mahler, Berlioz, Vivaldi, Bax, Schumann and Hans Gal.

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