Thursday 17th May 2018 - Wednesday 23rd May 2018
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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17 May 2018 - 7.30pm
20 May 2018 - 7.30pm
23 May 2018 - 2.15pm
Approximate finishing time 4.15pm / 9.30pm
Schubert - Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished'
Mozart - Piano Concerto No.18, K456
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3, 'Scottish'
Sir Mark Elder
Hong Xu, piano
Sir Mark conducts Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony and whilst it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight. He performs Mozart’s B flat major Piano Concerto, written for the blind pianist and composer Maria Theresia von Paradis. Its two lively outer movements frame exquisite variations on a theme. Mendelssohn’s symphonic homage to Scotland evokes the atmosphere of Edinburgh’s Holyrood Palace, misty glens, magnificent mountains and the country’s distinctive folk music.
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 17 May 2018. Please visit the BBC Radio 3 website for more details.
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