BBC Philharmonic 7 October 23

BBC Philharmonic - Beethoven’s Fifth

Ben Gernon conductor

Saturday 07 October 2023 7.30pm

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Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: 7.00pm
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm

Timings will be updated closer to the concert date. Please check the website on the afternoon of the performance for up-to-date information. All timings are approximate and are subject to change.​

BBC Philharmonic - Beethoven’s Fifth

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Ben Gernon conductor
Sunwook Kim piano

Elgar Overture ‘Cockaigne (In London Town)’
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Regretfully Mark Wigglesworth is indisposed and we are grateful to Ben Gernon who has kindly agreed to step in to conduct.

Join us for an evening of indulgence with Mark Wigglesworth as we treat ourselves to a trio of popular classics. Described by Elgar as “honest, healthy, humorous and strong, but not vulgar”, his jovial painting of Edwardian London kicks things off in Overture ‘Cockaigne (In London Town)’. Less rambunctious but no less exciting is Brahms’s welcome affront to the concerto genre, his Second Piano Concerto performed by Sunwook Kim and laden with intimately intertwined melodies and gripping motifs. No motif is however more famous than the iconic knocking of fate as we finish the night with Beethoven’s untameable Fifth Symphony, rife with drama and addictive musical themes.


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