2016
Past Events

Past Event

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Director/Piano

HOWARD SHELLEY

BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by
Haydn

SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Concerto No.2

MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No.3 (Scottish)

Another favourite by Brahms starts the seventh concert in our 91st season. The orchestra is joined by Howard Shelley to conduct the Variations on a Theme by Haydn, often known as the St Anthony Variations. There are eight variations on the original chorale.

Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.2 was composed for his son’s 19th birthday in 1957. Uncharacteristically cheerful, it has become one of Shostakovich’s most popular works.

Mendelssohn’s famous Symphony No.3, known as the “Scottish”, concludes our programme. It was begun following a walking holiday in Scotland during his first visit to Britain in 1829, but not completed until 1842. His equally famous Hebrides Overture, which the orchestra performed last season, was written as a result of the same tour to Scotland.

Year
2016
When
Sun 6 Mar 2016, 2.45pm
Tickets
£11.50, £16.50, £22, £27, £32.50, £36.50 (50% student discount available) £3.75 pre-concert interview

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