Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.6 (Pastoral)
Spira mirabilis, the extraordinary new orchestra drawing together Europe's finest individual young players, returns to Southbank Centre following their spectacular London debut last season - where Beethoven's Eroica symphony 'coursed through the orchestra like an electric current' (The Times).
The orchestra, who chooses to perform without a conductor, ontinue their exploration of Beethoven's symphonies, focusing on the transition from the heroic Fifth to the pastoral Sixth.
There are opportunities to witness open rehearsals earlier in the day. Details to be announced.
'Smiling faces, swaying bodies, and a leader (Lorenza Borrani) leading with all her being... The collaborative approach led to a wonderful fluidity and clarity in each voice, within an energised unity of purpose. And there were subtleties of pacing and timing that few batons could ever reach.... The audience leapt to its feet in a spontaneous ovation.' (***** The Times)
Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm - Pre-concert Talk - Is it because they're young? Looking at Spira mirabilis. Audiences love them, but is their approach to presenting classical music simply to do with them being a new generation or is there something else?