It is with great regret that this concert has had to be cancelled. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment this will cause our audiences but hope you will understand that the decision to cancel has the primary aim of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our artists, musicians, staff, audiences and the community at large.
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, ‘Emperor’
Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor
Few works communicate just how significant and pivotal a cultural figure Beethoven was like the ‘Emperor’ piano concerto, every bit deserving of its title. This unprecedented ‘grand concerto’ would explode the scale of the genre and prove a model for composers from Brahms to Liszt and beyond. Inspired by new, louder and more sensitive pianos and alarmed by Napoleon’s bombardment of Vienna, Beethoven created a monumental musical testament to the freedom of man. Marios Papadopoulos plays and directs the concerto after Beethoven’s charming Symphony No. 4.
Pre-concert Recital 18:30
Young Artists' Platform
A chance to hear talented young musicians
The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21.05
Supported by Geoffrey & Caroline de Jager