Fanny Mendelssohn was as much a prodigy as her brother as shown in the wit and sparkle of her overture, brimming with originality. New BSO Artist-in-Residence, Benjamin Grosvenor, performs Chopin’s E minor Concerto abounding in melodies of indescribably expressive sweetness. One of the most characteristic and popular of Haydn’s symphonies, No.88 shines out with originality and musical sleight-of-hand and morphing themes, ingenious even for history’s most illustrious musical trickster.

Benjamin Grosvenor appears courtesy of Decca Classics.

Ticket holders will gain free access to our Pre-Concert Talk featuring Andrew Burn, which will be available to view online from Monday 7 December.

Works and composers

F Mendelssohn Overture in C
Chopin Piano Concerto No.1
Haydn Symphony No.88

Supported by

Terence & Annette O'Rourke