Conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada
Piano Barry Douglas
Beethoven Symphony No.6
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4
Beethoven Symphony No.5
For those admirers braving the freezing cold of Vienna’s Theater an der Wien on 22 Dec 1808 the prospect of an all-Beethoven ‘Akademie’ must have felt like Christmas come early – and what a present! As well as the premieres of Symphonies 5 & 6, the Piano Concerto No. 4 and the Choral Fantasia, other ‘sundries’ included a sizeable slab of the Mass in C and the dramatic concert aria Ah perfido.
Under its young Columbian maestro Andres Orozco-Estrada – and recalling Barry Douglas to the Colston Hall stage – the Tonkünstler Orchestra returns to recreate a part of that monumental evening as the two strongly-contrasted symphonies go head to head – separated by a concerto whose opening is nothing short of a ‘velvet revolution’.
This concert is part of the Symphony Project
Pre-concert interview: Frank Druschel*, Orchestra Manager of the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra
6.25pm, free with a concert ticket to Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra
*Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, this is a change to the original published interviewee. We apologise for any disappointment caused.
Chamber Concert: Beethoven
Tuesday 25 February, The Lantern, 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.90 (or £8.60 including booking fee when bought with a ticket to this concert)