Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven with Thomas Adès
Friday 26 May 2017 7.30pm
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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.
Performance runs: c. 1 hr 30 mins (including interval)