Friday 14th October 2016
King George's Hall, Blackburn
Adult from £17
Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture: Hamlet
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6
Sir Mark Elder
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Sir Mark and the orchestra are joined by one of the finest young pianists in the world, Benjamin Grosvenor who performs Liszt’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 2, a piece in which lyric and dramatic elements battle it out for supremacy. ‘No one can love the countryside as much as I do’, wrote Beethoven, and this love was eloquently expressed in his timeless ‘Pastoral’ symphony. With its depictions of the ‘happy song of the birds’, the ‘sweet murmur of a brook’, the ‘dreaded storm’ and much more, it never fails to delight and inspire. The concert begins with Tchaikovsky’s tone poem inspired by Shakespeare’s brooding Prince of Denmark, Hamlet.
Pre-concert talk: Sir Mark Elder introduces the new season. The talk will commence on the raked seating at 6.30pm.
(Image: Decca-Sophie Wright)
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