Oxford Beethoven Festival: Pastoral for the Planet

Friday, 5 June 2020 - 19:30


Oxford Town Hall

About the event


The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, ‘Fingal's Cave’


The Banks of Green Willow


The Lark Ascending


Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, ‘Pastoral’ *

Charlotte Scott violin

Marios Papadopoulos conductor*

Hannah Schneider conductor   

The contrast from Beethoven’s insistent fifth symphony to his idyllic sixth couldn’t be more marked. From pounding heroism, Beethoven takes his listeners for a restorative walk in the countryside with his sixth, which quickly attracted the nickname ‘Pastoral’. Here, the symphony forms the culmination of a concert reflecting the country, continent and planet around us. As the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra plays Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ on UN World Environment Day, orchestras throughout the world will do the same, highlighting the overwhelming challenges faced by our planet.

The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21:40

Tickets: £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

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