‘Pathétique’means ‘full of feeling’, and there’s no better description of Tchaikovsky’s final Symphony. It’s anguished, ecstatic, and deliriously romantic: an overwhelming climax to a whole concert that simply pulses with feeling. And whether it is the bittersweet dreams of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto - played tonight by the young German cellist Johannes Moser – or the tender, very English poetry of Elgar’s Serenade. Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena knows exactly how to make this music open its heart.
Journey Through Music, 6.30pm:
Journey Through Music is our scheme for families with children aged 8 - 16 years old. The pre-concert workshops are free to tickets holders and places are on a first-come-first-served basis.