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Immortal Beloved

Time and date:
25/02 at 7:30 PM
Place:
Stratford PlayHouse 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
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Schumann Genoveva, Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5
Schumann Symphony No.2

Conductor Jason Lai
Piano Lauren Zhang

Lauren Zhang, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2018 and a student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, makes her debut with OOTS in Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto.

The ‘Emperor’ concerto represents the apex of Beethoven’s ‘heroic’ writing. There are plenty of stormy episodes and virtuoso passages for the piano but the balance between them and the tender moments is perfectly judged. Schumann’s admiration of Beethoven went beyond mere words. In 1836 he composed his ‘Grande Sonate’ the proceeds from which were to have been used towards the construction of a monument dedicated to the great composer. He began work on his 2nd symphony in 1845 but was severely hampered by his deteriorating health. It was eventually completed in 1847.

Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm
Concert: 7.30pm

Tickets: from £10 to 29.50
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OOTS strives to make access to high quality classical music as easy as possible for everyone. As such, we are opening up 3 of our Stratford upon Avon rehearsals for local audiences that may not wish to are able to attend the more formal evening concert. On the afternoons of 25th Feb between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, people are welcome to join us to meet our players and listen to part of the rehearsal and concert programme. The session finishes with a cup of tea and a chat. Due to the relaxed nature of these sessions, they are suitable for people living with dementia and their carers.
 
If you would like to come along to a session, please email our Learning & Participation Manager, Sue Pope on education@orchestraoftheswan.org to reserve your place.