re:connect – Awakening

5 December 2020
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
5 December
St. Martin-in-the-Fields


The penultimate concert in the re:connect series explores the theme of ‘awakening’. Alongside works by Sibelius and Nielsen, the performance features Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Written as a birthday gift for his wife Cosima, she woke on Christmas morning 1869 to it being performed on the stairs of their home. The concert closes with Mozart’s Symphony No 34, the last symphony written in Salzburg before ‘awakening’ his independent career in Vienna and beyond.


  • Sibelius – Nocturne from Belshazzar’s Feast
  • Nielsen (arr. Abrahamsen)–  Three little pieces for piano recomposed for 10 instruments, Op.59
  • Wagner Siegfried Idyll
  • Mozart Symphony No. 34, K.338

Ryan Wigglesworth, conductor



There are two performances at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, at 5pm and at 7:30pm with limited tickets available to facilitate social distancing. The concert will be streamed online at 7:30pm on Thursday 10 December.

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The concerts will adhere to government guidelines on permitted audience numbers and social distancing.
For the safety of all involved, concert attendees will be required to wear a mask on arrival and throughout the performance.
More information is available on the St. Martin-in-the-Fields website