The 2018/19 Finale brings together two recurring themes from across the Season – symphonic pieces on a grand scale and composers taking new and radical approaches to their work.
Mozart’s writing fuses all his historical researches in counterpoint with his own advanced style into his Reqiuem - a piece that is extraordinarily powerful and uniquely heartbreaking
Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony is a powerful telling of resistance and victory.
Veronika Eberle performs Mendelssohn's enchanting and well loved violin concerto.
Tchaikovsky's virtuosic violin concerto is performed by Guy Braunstein
Bach is the thread running through this concert.
Dorothea Roschmann, one of the world's great sopranos, performs Strauss's beautiful Four Last Songs
Strauss Le bourgeois gentilhomme Shostakovich Symphony No.8 Rafael Payare CONDUCTOR Tamás Kocsis VIOLIN Le bourgeois gentilhomme started life as the incidental music to Molière’s play and, much like Don Quixote (performed on 14 September), Strauss’s incidental music scores the main protagonists of the story as the tale unfolds. Written with [...]
Alisa Weilerstein brings to life the eponymous hero of Cervantes's legendary comic novel.
Britten and Mahler were two of Shostakovich’s musical heroes, so it is their music that paves the way for Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.