Divine Sublime

Thu 11 October 2018



Kirill Karabits conductor

“Just a simple pulse, like a rusty squeezebox… and then high above it, an oboe, a single note hanging there unwavering until a clarinet took it over sweetening it into a phrase of such delight. This was a music I’d never heard… I was hearing the voice of God.” The adagio from Mozart’s sublimely beautiful Serenade could be an instrumental version of one of his opera ensembles, with oboe, clarinet and basset horn singing their heartfelt melismas over a serene accompaniment.

The whole work is a truly immaculate piece which represents the summit of wind music. Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony’s appeal is not hard to understand. The ambition of the first movement, beauty of the second, the breathlessness of the scherzo, and relentless energy of the finale never fail to impress audiences. Its dance elements, vitality, and almost frenzied sense of celebration are conveyed principally through rhythm – the “apotheosis of the dance itself” as described by Wagner.


Mozart  Serenade No.10 ‘Gran Partita’
Beethoven  Symphony No.7


Event Info


A £40 B £34 C £26 D £22 E £16

The following concessions are available from the box office (telephone and in person only):

Under 18s “Kids for a Quid”: £1 tickets, subject to availability.

Full-time Students: 50% discount, or  £5 Student Standby tickets available from the on-site box office in the Great Hall foyer an hour before the concert

Job Seekers, Income Support Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Wheelchair Users, Personal Assistants: 50% discount

Groups 10+ 10% discount
Groups 20+ 20% discount
Groups 30+ 30% discount

MULTIBUY discounts are available if you buy 4 concerts or more

Running Time

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