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Haydn’s Cello Concerto

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    A thrilling night of classical cello works

    Join us for Haydn’s immensely popular C-major Cello Concerto performed by Beiliang Zhu, Mercury’s principal cellist and an early-music specialist. Hear this spectacular work as if you were attending its premiere at Esterházy in the 1760s.  Also on the program, one of Haydn’s last Sturm und Drang works and Beethoven’s Twelve Variations on Handel’s “See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes!”

    Program

    FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN

    Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1
    Symphony No. 52 in C minor

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

    Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1
    Twelve Variations on a Theme from Handel’s “Judas Maccabaeus” - 'See the conqu'ring hero comes', WoO 45

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