Hope to play Elgar Room inaugural concert

Violinist Daniel Hope will perform the very first classical concert in the Elgar Room, the Royal Albert Hall’s brand new performance space, on 18 January 2010.

The concert is entitled ‘A Ba-ROCK explosion’, and Hope and friends will explore the turbulent world of the Baroque.  They will play dance music, love and drinking songs, ranging from well-known music by Bach, Handel and Telemann, through to lesser known composers Falconieri, Matteis and Westhoff.

All 350 audience members will stand, in an effort to create an intimate atmosphere, part of the Elgar Room’s mission to present music in new and exciting ways.

Hope, who has been described as ‘the most exciting British string player since Jacqueline du Pré’, comments that “having the audience standing and being able to move and respond to the music should make for an immediate and uniquely intimate connection – this can be rare in the classical world… I’m looking forward to it immensely.”

For more information about the concert and to book tickets, click here.