Vilde Frang cross legged on the floor holding her violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra

International Concert Series Thu 23 May 2024, 7:30pm The Anvil



£44, £38, £33, £24, £16. Under 25s and f/t students £12 (includes £4 booking fee)

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Alice Mary Smith
Overture: The Masque of Pandora
Double Concerto
Symphony no. 5

Performers and Cast

Vilde Frang
Lawrence Power
Sakari Oramo

Alice Mary Smith was a formidably talented mid-nineteenth century composer who as far as is known wrote the first symphony produced by a woman in this country. The Masque of Pandora was not completed before her untimely death, but its overture is a lively and attractive piece.

Britten’s early and lyrical concerto for violin and viola is “a wonderfully distinctive and characterful work” (The Guardian) and well worth this rare hearing.

Beethoven’s fifth symphony, from the most famous opening in music, builds steadily through its four movements from dramatic struggle, through doubt and uncertainty, to a blazing, triumphant conclusion.

Cast & Creatives


It’s official: if you want to be guaranteed an infallible musical adrenalin boost, you can always be sure to find it with Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo and his BBC Symphony Orchestra
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