Brahms’ concerto stands as one of the largest and most challenging works in the solo violin repertoire, demanding extraordinary skills from the soloist. Though never showy for its own sake, it encompasses tender lyricism, brilliant vigour, and numerous Hungarian folk rhythms that Brahms himself so loved. Schumann’s Fourth Symphony is a sinuous and structurally taught work – four thematically connected movements, played without pause, enhancing the poetic flow of the solemn grandeur of the music before reaching its volatile and explosive ending.

We are delighted to commission a new work from Carmen Ho, BSO Librarian after her recent composing successes with the Royal Philharmonic Society and Toru Takemitsu Compositon Awards.

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Works and composers

Brahms Violin Concerto
Ho New Work
Schumann Symphony No.4 (Original Version)