Mozart Don Giovanni Overture
Chopin Piano Concerto No.1
Ives The Unanswered Question
Brahms Symphony No. 3

Conductor – Jan Latham Koenig
Piano – Nikolai Demidenko

“Free but happy” is the motto that Brahms gave to his Third Symphony, and it begins with all the exhilaration of a summer downpour. What comes next is one of the loveliest journeys in Romantic music, a world of rolling clouds, tender lullabies, and – at the end – a radiant sunset. It’s a truly beautiful way to end a concert that‘s all about colour, played by one of Belgium’s most highly-regarded ensembles.

“This is wonderful playing” declared Gramophone of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, and this programme should let them demonstrate every aspect of their musicianship, from the devilish wit of Mozart’s Don Giovanni overture to the shadowy mysteries of Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question. And at the heart of it all, there’s love – Chopin’s unashamedly romantic First Piano Concerto, performed by “one of the most outstanding modern Chopin players” (International Record Review), Nikolai Demidenko. Expect him to drench it in glittering sound.

Pre-Concert Talk

Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50
Subscribers £1.50

NB This is a change to the previously published programme.