BSO: Beethoven Five
Start time 7.30pm. Tickets £17.25 - £32.25 including booking fee & levy
BSO: Beethoven Five

BSO: Beethoven Five

Thursday 04 Oct 2018 - Start time 7.30pm. Tickets £17.25 - £32.25 including booking fee & levy

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Beethoven Five

Parry Symphonic Variations

Chopin Piano Concerto No.1

Beethoven Symphony No.5

Frank Zielhorst conductor

Kim Barbier piano

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, more than any other work in the musical repertory, is the archetypal example of the technique and content of the form, and has the most famous beginning in all of classical music. It is a work of enormous accumulated energy which propels you harmonically and rhythmically through from the opening gesture to the final glorious cadences. Written to show off his extraordinary talent, Chopin’s E minor Concerto opens with a grand orchestral sweep before the piano enters with a dazzling display of technical virtuosity.

His gift for melody absolutely shining throughout, Chopin treats the piano as an opera singer in a series of lyrical arias, with the orchestra in the pit – dominating proceedings with a series of blazing scales and arpeggios both enthralling and exhausting, and thoroughly infusing the music with Romantic fantasy, colour and verve. A work of tension, suavity, precision and excitement, Parry’s set of variations has some of the best and most imaginative orchestration of any piece in its generally Brahmsian style. Only half the orchestra is used for most of it, so the effect when the whole band suddenly comes in with the biggest tune is stunning.


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)
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+
For phone bookings please call: 0844 453 9028

Or call our BSO booking line on: 0239 387 0211
(Open mon - fri 9.30am - 2.30pm)

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Booking Fee Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%. More information

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