Ades conducts Beethoven Symphonies No. 4 & No.5

Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 4 & 5)

Saffron Walden London Norwich
19 – 27 May 2018

Gerald Barry

Piano Concerto (London premiere)


Symphony No. 4 in B flat, Op.60


Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op.67


Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia’s journey through Beethoven’s Symphonies reaches the half-way point with the perennially popular, vivacious Symphony No 5 and the subdued, poignant Symphony No 4.

In this performance, Adès and the orchestra interpret and illuminate these two monuments of the orchestral repertoire, alongside the inventive music of Irish composer, Gerald Barry. The concert features the London premiere of Barry’s Piano Concerto written specially for, and performed by Nicolas Hodges.

Find out more about the Beethoven Symphony Cycle here.

Download the programme notes for free here.

Saffron Hall & Norwich Theatre Royal – Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm
Nicolas Hodges discusses Gerald Barry’s Piano Concerto (free to ticket holders; tickets for the talk in Norwich must be booked in advance)


The performance in London will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

The performance in Norwich is part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018



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