Thursday 30 April 2020 7:30PM

Cancelled: Leon Bosch double bass; Rebeca Omordia piano; I Musicanti

Bottesini, Beethoven, Panufnik and Dvořák

Additional notes

Cancelled Concert
In response to advice from Public Health England, Wigmore Hall will be closed from Tuesday 17 March. This event has therefore been cancelled.

Read a full statement from Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly.

  • Leon Bosch double bass
  • Rebeca Omordia piano
  • I Musicanti

Leon Bosch’s programme showcases the double bass in all its glory, from a virtuoso solo instrument to a thrilling ensemble player. The performance is bookended by Bosch’s own acclaimed ensemble ‘I Musicanti’, opening the concert with the London première of Bottesini's Grand Quintet in C minor and closing the evening with Dvorák's Op. 77. In between, he is joined by the award-winning pianist Rebecca Omordia, and will play a stirring commission by Roxanna Panufnik, which incorporates traditional miner's songs from South Africa where Bosch was born, Leon's own transcription of Beethoven's Horn Sonata Op. 17 and the unashamedly virtuosic fantasy on theme’s from Bellini’s ‘La Sonambula’ by Bottesini.

  • Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889)
        • Grand Quintet in C minor Op. 99
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • Horn Sonata in F Op. 17 (trans. Leon Bosch)
  • Roxanna Panufnik (b.1968)
        • Shosholoza
  • Giovanni Bottesini
        • Fantasia on 'La Sonnambula'
  • Interval
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
        • String Quintet in G Op. 77

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