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Wagner Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.5 (Egyptian)
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

It’s not hard to work out why Stephen Hough is one of the few living musicians to have been awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship: you just have to listen. Gramophone readers voted his recording of Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concertos the best classical recording of recent decades, and chances to hear the sparkling Fifth Concerto – composed while Saint-Saëns was on a cruise to Egypt – don’t come around every day. Hough loves it, and he’s accompanied by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé, one of the most dynamic conductor/orchestra partnerships of our time.

This is followed by Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, a delirious, psychedelic extravaganza composed by an obsessive young genius in opium-fuelled overdrive.


The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.

FREE Concerts to Inspire Young People:

Warwick Arts Centre is committed to providing access to its programme of world-class classical music. We aim to inspire the young audience of today and encourage them to become the adult audience of tomorrow. The Instrumental programme offers FREE tickets to young people to open their ears and eyes to classical music by experiencing some of the best live performers in the world.

How to Request FREE Tickets
To find out more or to request FREE tickets to this concert, contact Johnathan Branson on or 024 765 22015

FREE Workshop
An Introduction to the Violin
Fri 1 Feb 2019
Workshop 5pm (60mins)
Concert 7.30pm

  • FREE to Coventry based schools
  • Workshops aimed at 9-14 year olds (KS2 and KS3)
  • Maximum capacity of 30 people per session
  • Schools to provide a teacher for every 15 pupils
  • Workshops take place in Westwood, University of Warwick
  • Concert takes place in Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

A hands-on and accessible introduction to playing the violin with the emphasis on getting involved and having a go. An instrument will be provided for the duration of the workshop.

The session will begin with a general introduction to musical elements, providing knowledge and transferable skills for anyone wanting to continue on their musical journey, delivered by a professional music facilitator.

No previous musical experience is necessary. Support and information will be provided for any participants who would like to progress further or are interested in joining Coventry Music groups for ongoing development and performance opportunities.

To find out more or to register your interest, please contact Johnathan Branson on or 024 765 22015.