Having departed Dresden and the shadow of Wagner, in just three months in early 1850, a reinvigorated Schumann completed two major orchestral works, the ‘Rhenish’ Symphony and the Cello Concerto. However, whilst the symphony soon had highly acclaimed performances in Du¨sseldorf and elsewhere, the concerto remained unplayed until after his death, championed by his widow Clara who wrote in her diary “I have played Robert’s cello concerto through again ... the romantic quality, the vivacity, the freshness and humour are indeed wholly ravishing, and what deep feeling one finds in all the melodic passages!”
The symphony is equally exhilarating, with both moments of joyous rapture and grand solemnity. Lohengrin was Wagner’s first internationally recognised masterpiece. The Act I Prelude is a musical depiction of the Holy Grail as it descends to the Earth in the care of an Angelic host whilst that of Act III, containing just about the flashiest music he ever wrote, sets the scene for Lohengrin’s wedding.
Wagner Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I
Schumann Cello Concerto
Wagner Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III
Schumann Symphony No.3 ‘Rhenish’
Series discounts available*
9 concerts 40%, 7- 8 concerts 30%, 5- 6 concerts 20%, and 3- 4 concerts 10%.
*Not available for online bookings, please contact our box office to make use of this offer.
Kids for a quid
Wheelchair users: 50% discount and 50% discount for ONE companion
Disabled customers: NO discount but 50% discount for ONE companion
Full-time students: 50% discount (with valid proof) OR £5 for any available ticket 1 hour prior to performance
Job Seekers, Income Support Benefit: 50% discount (with valid proof)
BSO staff: 50% discount with green BSO ID card
Group booking discount available:
10% discount for groups 10+
20% discount for groups 20+
30% discount for groups 30+
On sale 7th of September 2016