BBC Philharmonic | Saturday 23 March 2024

BBC Philharmonic - Rise and Shine

Saturday 23 March 2024 7.30pm

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Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: 7.00pm
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: 8.20pm
Finish: 9.10pm

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 - Rise and Shine

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Leslie Suganandarajah conductor
Eldbjørg Hemsing violin

Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

Both Elvis Presley and Stanley Kubrick were partial to a (Richard) Strauss sunrise, and his early morning wake-up call for Zarathustra gives us one of music’s most glorious openings ever. The rest of it isn’t half bad either. Strauss’s take on Nietzsche is philosophy “lite” but “full fat” on flair. Gregorian chant, mathematical puzzles and an uplifting Viennese waltz are all whizzed up in a blender to create one of the most sumptuous orchestral pieces ever written. We rewind to the delight of Mozart – the melodies in this symphony are as characterful as anything he wrote in his operas. And taking centre stage is Bruch’s First Violin Concerto – rich melodies, dazzling folk rhythms and a glorious slow movement are just some of the reasons why this Romantic giant repeatedly tops the Classical charts.

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