Mozart’s overture is an energetic speed-ride, opening with a brief slow introduction before leading into an effervescent presto. Far from being a trivial piece, Britten’s youthful symphony demonstrates a complexity of execution which belies the declared simplicity. Full of soaring melodies, glistening arabesques and exhilarating virtuoso passages, the sheer quality of the music and lightness of touch of Mendelssohn’s concerto makes it a favourite amongst performers and listeners alike. It is bursting with unbridled vitality that leaves audiences clamouring for more. Schubert’s Fifth Symphony is a genial, optimistic and thoroughly refreshing piece, containing just enough hints of darker emotions that were to follow in his later works.
Make the most of your concert by getting to know the music in more depth with our informative video about the pieces being performed.
Please note this concert is being livestreamed and some shots will include wide angle views of the audience.