classical music

Beethoven: Symphony No.7

Part of Classical music

Beethoven judged his Symphony No. 7 to be one of his best works – hear it interpreted by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Musicians, critics, and thousands of listeners since would agree with the composer’s high estimation of his work, and many would even name it as one of the greatest symphonies ever written.

The steady, inexorable build-up of intensity in the second movement had such a profound impact on the audience at the work’s first performance that they demanded a repeat hearing before allowing the orchestra to proceed with the rest of the symphony.

The whirlwind dance of the finale continues to catch listeners up in its headlong energy more than two centuries later.

Augustin Hadelich, praised by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for his ‘pinpoint brilliance’, is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, another work that well deserves its place as an audience favourite.

Mendelssohn wrote the solo part, brimming with his trademark singing melodies, for his childhood friend Ferdinand David.

Manfred, Lord Byron’s drama telling of a Romantic anti-hero who defies heaven and hell to die on his own terms, inspired music by Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Nietzsche – the Overture to Schumann’s incidental music opens tonight’s programme.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Clemens Schuldt conductor
Augustin Hadelich violin

Repertoire

Schumann: Overture, Manfred
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Interval
Beethoven: Symphony No.7

Dates & times

13 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 115 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 – 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (12 & 15 December 2019) and The English Patient (5 June 2020). Not available on Premium seats.