The overture to Beethoven’s only ballet opens tonight’s concert.
The story of The Creatures of Prometheus was apt source material indeed for Beethoven – the programme for the first performance describes Prometheus as ‘a lofty spirit who, finding the human beings of his time in a state of ignorance, refined them through art and knowledge.’
RepertoireBeethoven: Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus; Violin Concerto
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Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: pre-concert event – Philharmonia MMSF Young Artists Recital. Meet the next generation of musicians in a free recital hosted by the Philharmonia Orchestra. Admission free.