BBC Philharmonic Chief Conductor Omer Meir Wellber is joined by German cellist Jan Vogler in Nottingham.
Vogler performs two rhapsodic works on Hebraic themes: Ernst Bloch’s Schelomo which evokes the meditations of King Solomon in music that’s both contemplative and seductive. We also hear Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, a beautiful prayer of repentance which helped to ensure that its composer became famous for more than just his First Violin Concerto.
The programme begins with Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel, the mischievous deeds and pratfalls of its antihero memorably rendered in Strauss’s brilliant orchestration. This irrepressible spirit is also felt in the relentless energy of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.
The rhythmic impulse of Beethoven’s writing can’t be contained, and the high-octane finale, complete with stratospheric horns, is truly wild, stomping joyfully through the orchestra.
- Cancelled: Brahms/Mahler/Hindemith16 Apr 2020 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
- Strauss, Bloch, Bruch and Beethoven24 Apr 2020 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
- Cancelled: Beethoven, Stravinsky & Mozart28 Apr 2020 MediaCityUK Salford
- Cancelled: Strauss/Schnittke/Shostakovich30 Apr 2020 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
- Cancelled: An afternoon of Gerhard1 Apr 2020 MediaCityUK Salford
- Cancelled: Stoke on Trent Festival: Smetana, Shostakovich & Dvořák27 Mar 2020 Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
- Cancelled: Poulenc/Shostakovich/Dvořák26 Mar 2020 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
- Cancelled: Mozart, Rossini & Boccherini23 Mar 2020 MediaCityUK, Salford