Sir Mark Elder (c) Russell Hart
Fri 17 Apr 2020 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Beethoven’s Pastoral

Mark Elder
17 Apr 2020
-
19 Apr 2020

Important: Following the government decision regarding COVID-19, this concert cannot take place on the planned dates. Individual ticket buyers will be notified personally. Click here for more information.

Program

conductor Mark Elder

Beethoven Overture The Ruins of Athens | Tippett Ritual Dances | Beethoven Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’

A wooded hilltop with a Greek temple: that is the enchanting setting for Tippett’s Ritual Dances – four symphonic dances from his opera A Midsummer Marriage. Ecstatic, rhythmically driven music in which the borderline between the earthly and the mythical becomes blurred in the best tradition of Beethoven – like a 20th-century echo of the Pastoral symphony and The Ruins of Athens.

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