Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.5
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, continue their exploration of Beethoven's symphonies in this concert focusing on the heroic Fifth.
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)
Listen to Spira mirabilis talk about their unique approach to Beethoven’s music on our May classical music podcast:Performers