Sarah Chang in the UK

Sarah Chang performs with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Joji Hattori

Sarah Chang is recognised the world over as one of classical music’s most captivating and gifted performers. Last October Sarah performed the world premiere of the Violin Concerto by composer Christopher Theofanidis, commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra specifically for Sarah.

Joji Hattori is one of the leading Japanese musicians of his generation and has enjoyed a very varied career as a musician, firstly as a concert violinist, an activity which has developed into directing chamber orchestras, conducting symphony orchestras and finally operas. He has been Associate Conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra since 2004 and during the 2007/08 season served as Principal Resident Conductor of the Opera House in Erfurt, Germany.

The Philharmonia Orchestra was founded in 1945, primarily as a recording orchestra. It is made up of more than 80 musicians giving around 40 concerts in London and over 60 concerts a year at its Residencies and other venues around the UK, in addition to its touring work all over the world. Its community and education programme brings thousands of young people into contact with the Orchestra. It is the world’s most recorded orchestra with over 1000 releases to its credit.

To book tickets contact the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Tuesday 5 May 2009, 7.45pm, The Anvil, Basingstoke
Wednesday 6 May 2009, 7.30pm, Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford
Thursday 7 May 2009, 7.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, London
GRIEG Peer Gynt, Suite No 1
BRUCH Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
BRAHMS Symphony No 1

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