BBC SSO With François Leleux, Ayr Town Hall, Ayr, UK - 6/10/17 @ 19:30
The young Mozart didn’t mind showing off. And that’s just as well, because neither does François Leleux – conductor, entertainer and oboist extraordinaire. The concert begins with the symphony that the 22-year old Mozart wrote in order to wow French audiences, and ends with an even younger Schubert stretching his wings in a “Tragic” symphony with a surprisingly happy ending. Leleux directs, and there’s a piece of pure drama from Ludwig van Beethoven too; but in between, he steps forward as oboist in a sequence of showstopping arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute. The Herald hailed Leleux’s “unforgettable presence and playing”; today, we think you’ll hear why.
François Leleux, conductor/oboe
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
W A Mozart: Symphony No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture 'Coriolan'
Franz Schubert: Symphony No 4 in C minor, 'Tragic'
Tickets: £24/£20, Students £5, School children £3