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BSO – Love and Loss

Thursday 10 October 2019

7.30pm 

THE GREAT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

R STRAUSS Metamorphosen
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.3
PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet Suite No.2

Stephen Barlow – conductor
John Lill – piano

With its dense chromaticism, intricate counterpoint and Wagnerian drive sweeping toward a great climax, Metamorphosen is a sonic representation of mourning and melancholy, written during the aftermath of the destruction of Strauss’ beloved Vienna, Dresden and Berlin. It is a memorial to a type of music that had been abandoned long before 1945 and succeeds so brilliantly because Strauss had found a way to address the present with the voice of the past.

Beethoven was reaching the maturity of his creative powers at the time of his stormy and Romantic Third Piano Concerto. It was the longest and most elaborate piano concerto written up to that time, full of great richness of melodic and harmonic invention. Beethoven had mastered the format and was now flexing his musical muscles sometimes powerfully, sometimes playfully.

Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy has stirred the imagination of countless composers but Prokofiev’s sumptuous ballet is arguably the most ravishing musical retelling. His ability to capture the changing moods and feelings of the drama is nothing short of miraculous – the music is powerful and tender, virile and heart-breaking, passionate and anguished.

Event Info

Tickets

£42 – £17


Concessions available (please call Box Office to book):

 group discount offer

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


Series discounts of up to 40% are still available for booking 4 or more concerts:

11 – 12 concerts 40% off
9 – 10 concerts 30% off
5 – 8 concerts 20% off
4 concerts 10% off

Series discounts will be applied automatically to your basket when booking online.

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