Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 5 with Thomas Adès
‘Every bar of each symphony seemed thrillingly restored, honed down to their muscular core’ The Guardian on performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 & 2
Nicolas Hodges piano
Thomas Adès conductor
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 Op. 60 in B flat major
Gerald Barry Piano Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Op. 67 in C minor*
Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia return to Norfolk & Norwich Festival, following their sell-out performance of Beethoven’s Symphonies 1 & 2 in 2017.
Their journey through Beethoven’s symphonies sees them perform the perennially popular, vivacious Symphony No. 5 and the subdued, poignant Symphony No. 4. Adès and the orchestra interpret and illuminate these monuments of the orchestral repertoire, alongside the inventive music of Irish composer, Gerald Barry. The concert features Barry’s Piano Concerto written specially for, and performed by acclaimed pianist, Nicolas Hodges.
‘Every bar of each symphony seemed thrillingly restored, honed down to their muscular core’ The Guardian on performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 & 2 – click here to read the full review
‘This promises to be one of the most exciting Beethoven cycles of the decade, a dose of Viagra to these familiar warhorses. Simply unmissable!’ BachTrack on year one of the symphony cycle – click here to read the full review
*Please note the concert order has changed from the order originally publicised, Gerald Barry’s piece will now be played after Beethoven Symphony No. 4, not before.
Pre show talk: 6.30pm Nicolas Hodges discusses Gerald Barry’s Piano Concerto Free to attend but places must be booked in advance through the Box Office.
Duration: c. 2 hours (including interval)
Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free
Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.
Image credits: Masthead image © Chris Christodoulou