7:30pm – 9:30pm
- Beethoven Egmont Overture
- Mendelssohn Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor, Op. 64
- Interval – 30 minutes
- Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (“Pastoral”)
After delivering an explosive unconducted performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in 2015/16, Music Director and violin superstar Joshua Bell returns to play-direct the Academy in another iconic masterpiece, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Two of Beethoven’s most popular works sit either side: the Egmont Overture powerfully captures the heroic tale of the 16th century Dutch Count Egmont’s resistance against the Inquisition, and the “Pastoral” Symphony paints pictures of nature in all its glory, from bubbling brooks and sun-drenched meadows to raging storms.
This concert is recommended by Classic FM. Click here to find out more about the Academy’s partnership with Classic FM.
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