Events Calendar

Brahms’ First Symphony

Thursday 12 March 2020, 7.30pm
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BORODIN Prince Igor: Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

BRAHMS Symphony No.1

Thierry Fischer Conductor
Esther Yoo Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Opening with Borodin’s Overture from his opera Prince Igor, this piece provides the backdrop of a heroic bygone era in a work deeply infused with Russian folk traditions.

By popular demand, internationally renowned violinist Esther Yoo returns to Hull City Hall to play Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with fire and ferocity, leading the orchestra in one of the most enduring concertos of the violin repertoire.

The concert finishes with Brahms’ monumental First Symphony, which took the composer nearly fifteen years to write, and this is evident in the pure musical intensity throughout the work.

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FREE: Join pianist Libby Burgess, artistic director of the New Paths Spring Festival, and festival artists for an exploration of Johannes Brahms’ epic Symphony No 1 which closes this evening’s concert. Burgess is a passionate champion of Brahms and her festival in Beverley began its journey through the composer’s rich chamber music and song four years ago. In this short lecture recital Burgess and her colleagues will delve into Brahms’ world around the time he was writing the symphony, illustrating their discussions with performances of movements from some of his ever-popular violin sonatas and cello sonatas. This event will take place in the Mortimer Suite at 6.30pm. 

Hull City Hall
67 Queen Victoria Square
01482 300 306