Classical music
Orchestra

Jakub Hrusa - Schubert & Brahms

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Immerse yourself in three great works of German Romanticism, conducted by the Philharmonia's Principal Guest Conductor, Jakub Hrusa.

The two completed movements of Schubert’s Symphony No.8 are an object lesson in orchestral writing.

Opening with a whisper from cellos and double basses, the music bubbles up into what a critic at the first performance described as ‘a sweet stream of melodies so crystal-clear that you can see every pebble on the bottom’.

Mendelssohn’s much-loved Violin Concerto also brims with lyricism.

Mendelssohn wrote it for his childhood friend Ferdinand David, leader of the Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra, and it quickly attained the status it retains today as one of the essential works in the violin repertoire.

Brahms was at the height of his powers when he composed his Third Symphony, no longer assailed by self-doubt as he was with his First (performed by the Philharmonia on 4 November 2018).

He built into each movement the motif F – A flat – F, standing for his personal motto ‘Frei aber Froh’, ‘free but happy’, and created a masterpiece, full of intensity and drama as well as moments of quiet, reflective beauty.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša conductor
Karen Gomyo violin

Repertoire

Schubert: Symphony No.8 (Unfinished)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Interval
Brahms: Symphony No.3

Dates & times

16 May 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£12, £19, £28, £36, £45, £58

Multi-buy discount
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Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Ticketing
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Moscow Nights (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Philharmonia at the Movies (14 Feb 2019) and Music of Today: Wu Wei Artist Portrait (5 Apr 2019).