Fate and Celebration
By the time he wrote his Fourth Symphony, Tchaikovsky was obsessed by the idea of fate. From the powerful opening fanfare, right through to the majestic ending, it’s as dramatic as you’d expect from the master of Russian symphonies.
By contrast, Shostakovich’s Festive Overture is almost carefree, brimming with unbridled joy. Also featured are two of the most popular of trumpet concertos, by Haydn and Arutiunian.
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***Unfortunately, Tine Thing Helseth will no longer be performing in this concert as previously advertised, due to illness and advice from her Doctor.
Tine is very sad not to be able to perform in Wales and hopes very much to return soon.
We’re pleased that BBC NOW’s Principal Trumpet Philippe Schartz will perform instead. The programme remains unchanged.