Classical Music

Britten Sinfonia

Beethoven with Thomas Adès

 

Friday 26 May 2017 7.30pm

St Andrew’s Hall

Thomas Adès sits at a piano and looks to the camera
Thomas Adès

© Brian Voce

Britten Sinfonia

Thomas Adès conductor
Mark Stone baritone

Gerald Barry Beethoven
Beethoven Symphony No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 2

In this concert, which is centred on the work and influence of Beethoven, we hear his witty first symphony paired with the virtuosic second. These are complemented by Gerald Barry’s powerful setting of Beethoven’s famous love letter to his “immortal beloved”. Hearing how one of the most celebrated composer/conductors working today will interpret and illuminate these iconic works, is sure to be a major event in the classical music calendar.

‘Adès makes you hear things with which you thought you were familiar as if they were completely new’ The Guardian - click here to read the full article

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm Baritone Mark Stone discusses Gerald Barry’s Beethoven.

 

"When I first heard Beethoven..." from Britten Sinfonia on Vimeo.

Performance runs: c. 1 hr 30 mins (including interval)

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