The life and work of Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók
Live from Sage Gateshead
Presented by Tom Redmond
Mozart: Overture - Don Giovanni
Bartók: Viola Concerto
c. 8.00pm Interval: chamber music performed by Thomas Zehetmair
John Casken: That Subtle Knot - double concerto for violin, viola and orchestra (World Premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Ruth Killius, viola
Thomas Zehetmair, conductor/violin
Thomas Zehetmair's last evening at Sage Gateshead as Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia arrives with a concert of big gestures: Mozart's imposing overture, Bartók's insistent Viola Concerto, and the world premiere of John Casken's That Subtle Knot, co-commissioned by Thomas Zehetmair, Ruth Killius and Sage Gateshead for Royal Northern Sinfonia. And the concert ends with a mighty gesture - Beethoven's immortal Fifth Symphony.
During the interval we will hear a selection of chamber music performed by tonight's conductor and violin soloist, Thomas Zehetmair.