Performance Details

SCHULHOFF Serenade Op 18 (27’)
HAYDN Trumpet Concerto in E-flat (14’)
GRUBER Busking (31’)
BEETHOVEN Twelve Contradances (12’)

Håkan Hardenberger - Trumpet
Claudia Buder - Accordion
Mats Bergström - Banjo
John Storgårds - Conductor

HÅkan Hardenberger – “…the best trumpet player in the galaxy…” The Times

“Great fun for the audience” – very few new pieces of music are reviewed like that, but Busking is a trumpet concerto unlike any you will have heard before, and it does leave its audiences cheering. Virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger plays multiple instruments in it, while banjo and accordion join the ranks of the orchestra to help bring the vibrant, exotic world of street musicians into the concert hall. All in all it is a tour de force complemented by Beethoven’s delightful dances, Schulhoff’s jazzy serenade and an old favourite: Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.

The Finnish conductor, who is a regular guest with the Orchestra, is an earthy, powerful, passionate musician with an unprecedented precision, vitality and clarity of the performance.

John Storgårds discusses tonight’s programme

John Storgårds


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John Storgårds has a dual career as a conductor and violin virtuoso and is widely recognised for his creative flair for programming. He is Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa and Artistic Partner of the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

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Håkan Hardenberger


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Håkan Hardenberger is one of the world’s leading soloists, consistently recognised for his phenomenal performances and tireless innovation. Alongside his performances of the classical repertory, he is also renowned as a pioneer of significant and virtuosic new trumpet works.

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