Sat 19 May
Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Sanderling - conductor
Jennifer Pike - violin
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Julian Rushton
The concert will be finished by approximately 9.20pm
“If Wagner was the epitome of 19th -century German opera, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute its precursor, then it was Carl Maria von Weber who fanned the flames into life”, so writes the Independent on a composer whose overture to his sublime opera opens the final concert of the Leeds International Orchestral Season.
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – one of the best known violin concertos of the repertoire, but one whose difficulty led the intended original player to refuse its premiere performance – then follows. A virtuoso display from Jennifer Pike awaits.
With its instantly recognisable opening (‘Da da da dum’), Beethoven’s Fifth is the best known composition in classical music and the most frequently performed symphony. An emphatic and euphoric close to the season with ‘one of the most important works of all time’.
A £37.10, B £34.98, C £30.74, D £24.38, E £18.02, O £13.78