Reunited with the wonderful National Symphony Orchestra and Rimma Sushanskaya, we performed the Beethoven Emperor Concerto once again at Cheltenham Town Hall. Our next project together next year is Shostakovich concerto no. 1. Beethoven was reviewed in Midlands Music Reviews below....
"There were plenty of Mozartian qualities from the excellent soloist John Lenehan, with great clarity of detail, a persuasive balancing of textures between the hands, and a dramatic delineation of dynamics, not least in the inner musings of the slow movement – leading to a well-sprung finale and a conclusion where the timpanist and Lenehan listened to each other and faded with a moving empathy. The overall effect was of huge service to Beethoven."