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 opening concert of the new series 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 show-stopping 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.
STUDENT (Stalls) £5
SCHOOLCHILD (Stalls) £3