Beethoven In Stafford

Date: Friday 17th May 2013 19:30

Venue: Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Manchester Camerata&s mesmerising leader, Giovanni Guzzo is the soloist in Beethoven&s poised and warmly lyrical Violin Concerto. Beethoven&s Second Symphony is a work of wit and drama, and was described by one Viennese critic as “a writhing, wounded dragon that refuses to die, but writhing in its last agonies and, in the fourth movement, bleeding to death”. It was written during the composer&s infamous stay at Heiligenstadt, when his deafness was becoming more of an apparent and permanent issue. Beethoven&s lively score will combine with the energy of Camerata to bring the orchestra&s 2012-13 season to a pulse-racing conclusion.

6.30pm Pre-concert PerformanceThe culmination of this year&s Stafford Composer in Residence sees the premiere of a new piece of music composed by members of our community and performed by an ensemble of Camerata musicians.

CONCESSIONSConcessions apply to seniors (60+), full-time students, job seekers, and income support. Registered disabled patrons can purchase tickets for themselves and a companion at 50% of the full price of each seat, if assistance is needed.Proof of status may be required for concession tickets.Under 18s £3 ticketsUnder 26s £5 tickets

Group bookingsSave 15% on groups of 6 or more

BOX OFFICECall: 01785 254653 (pay by Access, Visa, Delta or Maestro card)Online: Click Here In person Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LTBy Post: Send cheque to the address above, made payable to Stafford Borough Council, together with your ticket requirements and a stamped addressed envelope.Box Office Opening Times Mon – Sat, 9.30am-8.00pm, or until 30 minutes after curtain up

Please note: reservations will be held for a maximum of five working days and all tickets paid for in advance should be collected at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the concert.