Britten and Mahler were two of Shostakovich’s musical heroes, so it is their music that paves the way for Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.
Symphony No.6 is the first of three symphonies named after times of the day, brim-full of opportunities for solo instruments to shine.
Echoes of jazz run throughout it and the slow movement confirms the composer as a master of melody.
This concert sees Maestro Payare explore more of Mozart’s later symphonies
This lunchtime concert brings you two pieces written by Mozart to delight the instrumentalists who play them.
Schubert’s Unfinished is a masterful piece of writing, the two movements so perfectly balanced it’s difficult to imagine how he could have created two more.
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony is fresh, light and bursting with tunes – the perfect lunchtime treat!
Written at the age of eighteen, Shostakovich’s First Symphony has been likened to the opening chapter of a novel, setting the tone for all that follows.
Who better to conduct Romanian composer Enescu’s Suite No. 1 than up-and-coming Romanian conductor, Gabriel Bebeselea.
Written whilst Dvořák was in the USA and struggling with homesickness, his Cello Concerto is not only filled with longing for home but also a more deeply personal anguish.