Rarely is classical music as cheerful as in Brahms’ Serenade No 2, with its sunny, happy nature and miraculous treatment of the woodwinds. This joyful radiance is continued with unstoppable momentum in Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. Richard Egarr has developed a reputation to make familiar things fresh and exciting, informed by scholarship and thoughtful musical analysis. He opens the concert with a touch of elegance in Mozart’s Overture to La Clemenza di Tito.
Richard Egarr brings a joyful sense of adventure and a keen, enquiring mind to all his music-making - whether conducting, directing from the keyboard, giving recitals, playing chamber-music, and indeed talking about music at every opportunity. Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music since 2006, Egarr is also Associate Artist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has a flourishing career as a guest conductor with orchestras such as London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw and Philadelphia Orchestra.