BROADCAST DATE: Friday 26 February 2021: 7.30pm
Available until Sunday 14 March 2021
Walker Lyric for Strings
Britten Les Illuminations
Beethoven Symphony No5
Thomas Søndergård Conductor
Nicky Spence Tenor
With Beethoven, four notes are enough to start a revolution. ‘This is how Fate knocks at the door!’ he said, and everyone knows the electrifying opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. But if that’s all you know, you’re in for the musical adventure of a lifetime – a headlong ride through tragedy, tranquility and blazing triumph. Thomas Søndergård conducts, Nicky Spence sings Britten’s dreamlike songs, and we start with the haunting Lyric for Strings by George Walker: a true American original.
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Please note, this concert has had a change in soloist since it was first advertised.
Concert will be available to watch from date of broadcast until 14 March 2021. Please note, due to the ongoing uncertainty of the current pandemic, the RSNO may have to change programmes and/or artists at short notice. If a concert has to be cancelled in its entirety and an alternative concert is not possible, all ticket money will be refunded.