Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale (17’) | Robin Holloway Phaeton’s Journey: Son of the Sun (world premiere) (25’) | Valentin Silvestrov Symphony No.5 (47’)
Arrive early for a free pre-concert performance of Robin Holloway’s work at 6.30pm – introduced by the composer himself.
The BBC Philharmonic celebrates Robin Holloway’s 75th birthday with a brand new work by the treasured English composer, given its world premiere by guest soloist Håkan Hardenberger. Also tonight, a rare performance of Valentin Silvestrov’s transcendent Fifth Symphony, one of the best-kept secrets in contemporary music.
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.