The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society feels very privileged that Matthew Hunt – one of Europe’s leading clarinetists and conductor Maestro Howard Shelley together with the European Symphony Orchestra will open the 2017/2018 Philharmonic Society’s season. Autumn Classical concert will take place at St Michael’s Cave on Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 8.00 pm. The concert is sponsored and organised on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.
W.A. Mozart: Overture to Lucio Silla KV135
C.M von Weber: Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor Op 73 (Matthew Hunt, clarinet)
L. van Beethoven: Symphony No 6 “Pastoral” Op 68
‘The clarinettist played so beautifully it was as though he wished to make the very air melt” Tokyo Times
Matthew Hunt is a distinctive musician, renowned for the vocal quality of his playing and his ability to communicate with audiences. Matthew enjoys an international career as both soloist and chamber musician, and currently holds the position of Solo Clarinettist of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Bremen, As a soloist, Matthew has recently collaborated with the conductors Paavo Jarvi, Clemens Schuldt, Alexei Ogrintchuok and Reinhard Goebbel, and with orchestras including the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian Festival Orchestra and as a guest of the Berlin Philharmoniker in their series at the Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusik Saal.
Howard Gordon Shelley OBE is a British pianist and conductor.
As pianist he has performed, broadcast and recorded around the world with leading orchestras and conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pierre Boulez, Sir Adrian Boult, Colin Davis, Mariss Jansons, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Kurt Sanderling. During the fortieth anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s death he became the first pianist ever to perform the composer’s complete solo piano works in concert. The five London recitals, in London’s Wigmore Hall, were broadcast in their entirety by the BBC.
In 1985 Howard Shelley made his professional debut as a conductor. As conductor he has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra,Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico, Munich Symphony, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Symphony Orchestra, amongst many others. He has held positions of Associate and Principal Guest Conductor with the London Mozart Players in a close relationship of over twenty years. Shelley has also been Principal Conductor of Sweden’s Uppsala Chamber Orchestra and works closely with the Camerata Salzburg, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto in Italy and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in Australia with whom he has recorded several discs.
Tickets priced at £20.00 are available from Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and The Silver Shop at 222 Main Street or online at www.buytickets.gi
A limited number of tickets at £10.00 are available to senior citizens at the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.
Price includes a bus shuttle service departing from the Public Market and opposite the Cable Car as from 6:30pm.
Please note: No parking available at the St. Michael’s Cave