Thursday 26 January will see oboist extraordinaire Francois Leleux, perform the Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer’s magical Oboe Concerto – The Enchanter with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
The composer was inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novel The Enchantress of Florence when writing the concerto.
“Salman Rushdie has rightly been described as a symphonist of literature, and the way he “orchestrates” his prose is an endless source of inspiration to me”.
The Enchanter also refers to the soloist Francois Leleux.
“His playing is unique. He enchants the audience and it is a magical experience to hear him play”, says Albert Schnelzer.
Read the composer’s work note below
The Enchanter was jointly commissioned by the Scottish and the Swedish Chamber Orchestras in 2009.
The next opportunity to hear Francois Leleux perform the concerto will be on 7 April during the Composer Weekend Festival at the Stockholm Concert Hall, that this year is dedicated to the music by Albert Schnelzer.
Thursday 26 Januari, 7.30 pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Francois Leleux, oboe
Jaime Martin, conductor
Albert Schnelzer will be present in Liverpool.