Saturday 8th October 2016
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
£40 (£38), £37 (£35), £34 (£33), £27 (£26), £21 (£20), £17 Choir, Under 26s £13, Under 18s £10.50, Under 10s £5
Dvořák - The Golden Spinning Wheel
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6
Sir Mark Elder
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Expect something very special with this opening concert, as they ease into Beethoven’s radiant Pastoral symphony: surely classical music’s loveliest celebration of the joys of country life. It’s music that makes you glad to be alive – but so, in a different way, is Liszt’s ear-tingling Second Piano Concerto, written for a world-changing virtuoso and performed today by Benjamin Grosvenor, arguably the most dazzling young keyboard poet of his generation.
Dvořák’s enchanted Czech folk-story, meanwhile, is a personal favourite of Sir Mark’s – but watch out, it’s got a sting in its tail!
Pre-concert Talk: Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50
(Image: Decca-Sophie Wright)
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