Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto


Thursday 20th April 2017

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

From £13.50 (including booking fee); £3 Student discount available

Berlioz - Overture: Rob Roy
Huw Watkins - Symphony (world premiere)
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2

Supported by
Hinrichsen Foundation
The Boltini Trust

Sir Mark Elder

Sunwook Kim, Piano

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Sunwook Kim is a remarkable artist who has recorded both Brahms Piano Concertos with Sir Mark and the Hallé. Tonight he performs the majestic Second Concerto, a work conceived on a grand symphonic scale and an absolute tour de force of the piano repertoire. Its slow movement is one of the most ravishing ever written. The concert also features the world premiere of a symphony by a leading light of today’s British music scene, Huw Watkins, as well as the highly attractive overture Berlioz composed following Walter Scott’s legend of ‘The Scottish Robin Hood’, Rob Roy.

(Image credit: Hajin Ahn)

Pre-concert Event, 6.30pm – with Huw Watkins and musicians from Chetham’s School of Music

Huw Watkins introduces Symphony, which receives its world premiere during this evening’s concert. Hear the inspiration behind the work and learn the process a composer goes through to write a piece of music for a symphony orchestra. Music will be played by musicians from Chetham’s School of Music, Huw Watkins’ alma mater.

The pre-concert event will take place in the auditorium and is free for concert ticket holders.

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