Friday 28th February:
BBC Philharmonic – Best of Beethoven
Conductor Clemens Schuldt | Soloist Martin Roscoe
Piano Concerto No. 4
Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony changed music forever. It’s music of revolution: breathless, bold and crackling with an electricity that still sets hairs on end today. Under conductor Clemens Schuldt it’ll be the thrilling climax to a concert that includes Martin Roscoe who will find the deep calm of Beethoven’s most serene Piano Concerto.
Friday 27th March:
BBC Philharmonic – Czech Mates!
Conductor Clemens Schuldt | Soloist Simon Trpčeski
Smetana Overture & Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvorak Symphony No. 7
You already know Dvorak’s Symphony from the New World – now hear his symphonic homage to the old, stormy and passionate, filled with all those lovable lilting Dvorak melodies. Simon Trpčeski, a festival favourite, will bring his power and virtuosity to the performance of Shostakovich’s magnificent second Piano Concerto.
The Victoria Hall was built in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. It was revamped in the mid-nineties and has since then been at the heart of the Cultural Quarter, alongside its sister venue The Regent Theatre. It has established itself as one of the most popular venues on the touring circuit playing host to the likes of Paul Weller, Morrissey and Jimmy Carr.