Mon 30 Nov
Price: Available online
30th November - 7.30pm
In Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, it seems fitting that the Philharmonia’s long-awaited return to the Royal Festival Hall should feature an all-Beethoven concert. It’s fitting, too, that Pablo Heras-Casado has chosen Beethoven’s Second Symphony.
In despair at his increasing deafness, Beethoven somehow found the inner strength and creativity to write some of his most joyful music, bursting with optimism and vitality, and one of the most tender and serene slow movements of his career.
Beethoven’s only Violin Concerto, composed a few years later, grabs our attention with five pianissimo kettledrum strokes, and doesn’t let it go.
The violin, never showy, sings expressively through the first movement, seems to dream its way through the second, and skips and dances through the ebullient third. Nicola Benedetti is one of today’s foremost exponents of this enchanting masterpiece.
This event has been listed as part of the Virtual Theatre and is not run by the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. For all enquiries, please contact the organiser.
We can't go out so we're not spending money on things like coffee and cakes, glass of wine or beer, and generally eating out and socialising.
Why not pop the money you’ve saved on some of these things into a jar and put it towards the Raise the Roof appeal. If we ask friends and family to do the same we could raise a reasonable amount of money for the appeal.
Even if we only put a couple of pounds a week away it would all add up. What do you think - shall we give it a go? It would be great if once our wonderful theatre can reopen we have lots of jars of money to hand over!
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