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Herreweghe Conducts Beethoven & Schubert

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Hear Schubert’s youthful Fifth Symphony unfold alongside Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra and soloist Thomas Zehetmair.

The violinist’s recording of Beethoven’s masterpiece was described by Gramophone as ‘a great performance, one that simply has to be heard’.

Schubert was just 19 years old and, according to his diary, ‘infatuated with Mozart’, when he composed his Fifth Symphony.

Mozart’s influence can be heard in his remarkably accomplished orchestral writing. But the symphony’s profusion of melodies and the hint of melancholy underlying its grace and youthful energy are all Schubert’s own.

In the first half, Baroque and Classical music expert Philippe Herreweghe conducts Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

With its breathtakingly beautiful central slow movement, this work is one of the mainstays of the violin repertoire.

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.’

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
Thomas Zehetmair violin

Repertoire

Beethoven: Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus; Violin Concerto
Interval
Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B flat

Dates & times

21 Nov 2019
Approximate run time: 115 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
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). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (12 & 15 December 2019) and The English Patient (5 June 2020). Not available on Premium seats.

Related events
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.