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Pinchas Zukerman performs Beethoven

Tuesday 7 February 2017, 7.30pm

BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

Pinchas Zukerman Conductor/Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this all-Beethoven programme – the first concert of our 2017 Royal Festival Hall series.

Beginning the concert is the potent and weighty Egmont Overture – its slow introductory section sets massive brass and string chords against soothing, plaintive cries from the woodwind. Following this, Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 (included in the soundtrack to The King’s Speech) won't disappoint, with its sombre second movement and frantic finale.

Ending the concert is the exquisite Violin Concerto, portraying Beethoven at his most stirring and inspirational. Curiously, it was slow to gain acceptance; only after the composer’s death was its worth fully recognised, and it is now revered as a sublime creation.


Ticket information

Tickets: £50, £40, £30, £20, £10

Booking fees may apply

Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
0844 847 9910
www.southbankcentre.co.uk