About This Event
Town or country? That's the choice offered here by Daniel Harding and the Orchestre de Paris.
Scored for a 90-strong orchestra, Jörg Widmann’s explosive Babylon Suite (adapted from his 2012 opera) invites listeners into the all-consuming sonic chaos of the city – a babel of sound and sensation.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, by contrast, takes listeners through fields and past brooks in its evocative portrait of pastoral life.
The concert opens with the gathering storm-clouds of the overture to Schumann’s only opera, Genoveva.
Approx. end time: 21:30
Image: Daniel Harding © Julian Hargreaves