Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Thu 8 Feb, 7.45pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £40, £36, £29, £22, £14; Under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee). Group rates available. Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day.
Beethoven Symphony no. 4
                     Violin Concerto

Nicola Benedetti violin
Marin Alsop

Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, sandwiched between two more famous neighbours, and nevertheless has a rewarding atmosphere all its own, from the mysterious slow introduction to the vigorous and joyful finale.

His Violin Concerto, written quickly in the middle of an intensely creative period which also produced the Fourth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto, Razumovsky Quartets and Appassionata Sonata, begins with five strokes of the timpani, and unfolds from this simple beginning into the greatest of all concertos for the instrument. A noble and lyrical work, it set the pattern for the great violin concertos of the nineteenth century.

Pre-concert Talk, The Forge 6.30pm
To book your free ticket please call the box office on 01256 844244.

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