Celebrating the Academy at 60: Gala Concert
Tuesday 12 November 2019, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, SE1
- Mozart Symphony No.25 in G minor, K. 183
- Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
- Beamish New Commission entitled Hover
- Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op. 67
Together with Music Director Joshua Bell, we mark our 60th anniversary with a very special Gala Concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
This celebration in our home city takes place sixty years on from our first professional concert with legendary founder Sir Neville Marriner. The programme, directed from the violin by Joshua Bell, looks to our past, present and future.
Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, which famously features on the Academy’s soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Amadeus, gives a nod to the orchestra’s prestigious recording heritage. Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto offers the chance to hear why American virtuoso Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. We are proud to be giving the UK premiere performance of a new work by the Academy’s Composer in Residence Sally Beamish, Hover, which showcases our superb musicians as both soloists and ensemble players. Completing the programme is Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 5, offering the chance to hear the Academy’s brilliantly fresh interpretation of one of the most recognisable orchestral openings of all time.
Standard tickets are available to purchase from Southbank Centre online, by telephone on 020 3879 9555 and in person at the Southbank Centre ticket office.
Ticket prices: £75, £50, £35, £25, £12
On sale dates:
10am, Monday 25 February – Southbank Centre members
10am, Wednesday 27 February – general public