- Piano Concerto No 2 in F major(20 mins)
- Symphony No 9 in E flat major(20 mins)Tom Service and Nicholas Collon present Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, with live excerpts
About This Event
The Aurora Orchestra’s Proms visits are always a highlight of the season – less a concert than a musical event. This year Nicholas Collon and the orchestra tackle their boldest challenge yet – performing Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony from memory.
This concert presentation sees Radio 3 broadcaster Tom Service and conductor Nicholas Collon unpack this carefully constructed work, with its fleet-footed melodies and dance-filled rhythms, before the musicians put it back together again in a complete performance.
This is a rare opportunity to experience a great symphony – one that Leonard Bernstein featured in one of his famous Young People’s Concerts – from the inside out.
There will be no interval
Image: Nicholas Collon © Chris Christodoulou/BBC