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Jakub Hrusa Conducts Mozart & Beethoven

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Jakub Hrusa and the Philharmonia Orchestra bring to life worlds of passion and beauty in masterpieces by Strauss and Beethoven.

Opening the programme, Strauss’s muscular Don Juan, a musical retelling of the Spanish legend of the same name, is a 20-minute orchestral powerhouse of a piece.

Powerful brass and stormy strings depict Don Juan’s life of seduction and eventual downfall. Written when Strauss was just 24, the tone poem was an instant success and established the composer’s reputation across Europe.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony has been unjustly overlooked between the bold Third and Fifth.

It features some of the composer’s most attractive melodies, in delicate interplay between light and shade.

A brooding opening gives way to a sunny mood that leads into a slow movement so beautiful that Berlioz said it could only have been written by an archangel.

Similarly joyful, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 lies at the heart of the programme, featuring soloist Martin Helmchen.

‘The world isn't short of brilliant concert pianists, but Martin Helmchen stands out even in that remarkable crowd,’ comments The Washington Post.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Jakub Hrůsa conductor
Martin Helmchen piano

Repertoire

R Strauss: Don Juan
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K.482
Interval
Beethoven: Symphony No.4

Dates & times

8 Dec 2019
Approximate run time: 120 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

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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.