The 2016-17 season opens with Saffron Hall favourites, the LPO and Nicola Benedetti
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
Brahms Violin Concerto No.1
Bruckner Symphony No.4 in E flat major, ‘Romantic’
After the dynamic success of their previous season-opening concerts, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski return once again to launch our season. They perform Bruckner’s most popular symphony, a musical depiction of a day of hunting which leads the listener from a beautiful representation of sunrise, through the excitement of the day, to the chase itself. Nicola Benedetti, another firm Saffron Hall favourite, performs Brahms’s only Violin Concerto, a masterpiece of the repertoire which marries breathless Magyar dance-rhythms with an exquisitely tender and noble lyricism.
This concert will finish at approximately 9.45pm