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7:30 PM , Royal Festival Hall , London

2002: Three adventures


Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Knussen Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 

Vasily Petrenko conductor
Daniel Pioro violin*
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Every Beethoven symphony is a journey, and in 1802 the energy and daring of his Second Symphony strained at the outer boundaries of musical possibility. A hundred years later, Jean Sibelius followed Beethoven’s example and created one of the 20th century’s true symphonic epics: a struggle from tranquillity to triumph, rooted in nature and crowned with a melody you’ll never forget. Guest conductor Vasily Petrenko will also bring his unrivalled sense of colour and momentum to Daniel Pioro's performance of Oliver Knussen’s 2002 Violin Concerto, described by its (much-missed) composer as ‘a tightrope walker progressing along a (decidedly unstable) high wire’.

*Please note change of artist to previously advertised

Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.

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