Sinfonia Viva with Christian Ihle Hadaland
Friday 7th December 2012 at 7.30pm
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Tickets: £10 to £32
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- Schubert: Symphony No.5 in Bb, D485
- Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op22
- Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, KV550
Andrew Gourlay conducts and BBC New Generation artist Christian Ihle Hadland - widely recognized as one of Norway's most exciting young piano talents - is soloist as Sinfonia Viva brings a sparking programme of classics to the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.
Schubert's Symphony No.5, written in 1816 when the composer was in his late teens, has become one of his greatest and most popular symphonic works, echoing both his own experimentation of the previous three years of writing symphonies and also the influence of other composers including Beethoven and Haydn. Saint-Saëns' 1868 Piano Concerto No.2 was composed in something like three weeks, and possibly due to pressure of time had something of a rocky beginning at its premiere despite Saint-Saëns himself being the soloist for the first performance of the piece. Subsequently, the charm of the concerto prevailed and ensured that it in turn developed into one of his most highly regarded works. Mozart's emotional Symphony No.40, the 'Great G minor', was written in 1778. His penultimate symphony, it was one of three he wrote in a short space of weeks. Originally historians doubted that he had lived to hear it performed, but recent evidence suggests he attended at least one performance of the work, and revisions he made to the original score also point to the possibility that this reworking was based upon hearing the piece. Whatever the facts, the piece has become one of Mozart's most famous symphonies.
Join us for an enthralling combination of pieces played to the highest standard by the region's only professional orchestra, Sinfonia Viva.
Supported by Sinfonia Viva. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.