Afternoon Performance: Beethoven 7
Thursday Night subscription booking opens on Mon 17 Apr
General booking, including Afternoon Performances, opens on Fri 5 May
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Afternoon Performance: Beethoven’s Symphony No.7
JÖRG WIDMANN Con brio (c.12 mins)
JÖRG WIDMANN Dubairische Tänze (c.18 mins)
JÖRG WIDMANN Danse macabre (BBC Co-Commission, UK premiere) (c.16 mins)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7 (c.38 mins)
Jörg Widmann, conductor
“Wild and beautiful, terrible and final” is how Jörg Widmann describes his new orchestral work, Danse macabre – in which he imagines himself dancing with Death. “His pull and his power must be stronger than we know from any earthly dance – no easy task for a composer, but a fascinating one”, he says. Still, if any living musician can do the impossible, it’s him. “Any Widmann performance brings whatever he plays kicking and screaming into the present day” says The Guardian, and today he takes Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, breaks it into little pieces and throws it together again – Con brio – before giving us that whole symphony in his own electrifying interpretation. Hear it and believe it.
Tickets: £15 (unreserved) in advance; £16.50 on the day (unreserved)
Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students (in full-time education), Registered Unemployed
50% Discount - Registered Disabled
★★★ Age Restrictions: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult ★★★
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