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Exciting new season at Watford Colosseum announced

PUBLISHED: 15:26 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:26 10 October 2016

European Chamber Orcestra

European Chamber Orcestra


Watford Colosseum are delighted to announce the new performances being added to their World-Class International Concert Season

The International Classical Concert Season is part of Watford Colosseum’s ongoing mission to bring great music to the doorstep of local residents and re-establish Watford Colosseum as the focal point for world-class live music.

Joining Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Milos Karadaglic with the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble is European Union Chamber Orchestra (12 Feb 2017), John Lill (26 March 2017) and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (25 May 2017).

John LillJohn Lill

The European Union Chamber Orchestra have established themselves as one of the most outstanding chamber ensembles in Europe. They come to Watford Colosseum with the outstanding Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko who will perform Mozart’s youthful early A major Piano Concerto, with its lyrical second movement. This will be preceded by Elgar’s serene Serenade for Strings. The second half will start with Grieg’s Two Melodies and the concert will end with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, regarded by many as his greatest symphony.

Ever since winning the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, John Lill has been regarded as one of the most distinguished of all British pianists. We’re delighted he’s performing the repertoire he’s most renowned for here at Watford Colosseum. Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas are one of the summits of piano repertoire and John Lill will be performing 4 of the most popular of all Beethoven’s sonatas – the dramatic Pathetique, the lyrical Waldstein, the atmospheric Moonlight sonata and the romantic Appassionata.

Freddy KempfFreddy Kempf

We end our season in celebratory style with one of the world’s great orchestras, the Moscow Philharmonic, conducted by Yuri Botnari. Freddy Kempf is one of the UK’s most popular pianists and his interpretation of Rachmaninov’s epic 3rd Piano Concerto will be a highlight of the season. The concert begins with music from Tchaikovsky’s much loved Swan Lake and ends with Mussorgsky’s grand and opulent Pictures of an Exhibition.

For more information and to book tickets visit or call 01923 571 102.


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