Saturday 21st March 2020
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
Tickets £25.76, £23.52, £20.16 Students & Under 18's £5.60 (including booking fees)
Note, due to the current situation on Coronavirus, and in the light of Government’s advice given, we have decided to cancel this concert. If you have bought tickets for this concert, please consult Sheffield City Hall on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 278 9789.
Saturday 21 March 2020 - 7pm
Beethoven - Symphony No.5
Butterworth (orch. Roderick Williams) - Six Songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No.9
Sir Mark Elder
Roderick Williams, baritone
Due to the current situation on Coronavirus, and in the light of Government’s advice given, we have decided to cancel this concert.
To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday, is there a more iconic symphony than Beethoven’s Fifth? Over two hundred years after the work’s premiere, its first movement’s ‘fate’ motif remains instantly recognisable. Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé are sure to draw out the work’s superb intensity, force and energy. There is contrast with George Butterworth’s six poignant settings of poems from A.E. Housman’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’. Having orchestrated these lovely songs himself, Roderick Williams is our esteemed soloist. The ill-fated Butterworth, who was killed on the Somme in 1916, was a pupil of Vaughan Williams. The latter’s Ninth Symphony, completed shortly before its composer’s death, is both highly lyrical and suffused with a mellow glow.