Thursday 15 February 2024, 7.30pm
The Sands Centre
BEETHOVEN’S ‘EROICA’ SYMPHONY
Robert Schumann Symphony in G minor ‘Zwickau’ (20 mins)
Clara Wieck Schumann Piano Concerto (24 mins)
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ (50 mins)
Dinis Sousa conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason piano (pictured)
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Concert lasts around 2 hours including a 20 minute interval
Bigger, longer and very very different to anything that had gone before, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica, meaning 'heroic') was a gamechanger that challenged its audience and changed musical history – a wild journey of emotional extremes. Clara Schumann’s dazzling Piano Concerto is a similarly bold
artistic statement, at times reminiscent of the music of Chopin. Her husband Robert Schumann’s sadly unfinished Symphony in G, inspired by Beethoven, provides an energetic start to your evening.
Find out more about the music in our free pre-concert talks which take place one hour before the performance starts.