Rncm Conducting Showcase With Manchester Camerata Ii

Date: Sunday 22nd May 2011 19:30

Venue: RNCM, Manchester

Jonathan Lo conductorTom Newall conductor

The second of Camerata’s concerts with RNCM conducting students spotlights two more of Beethoven’s early symphonies. By the time he came to write his First Symphony, Beethoven was already 30 and had a considerable body of music to his name. The work clearly reflects Haydn’s towering presence in late 18th century Vienna, but Beethoven brought his own rough-edged manner to the old master’s style.

Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony is often dismissed, along with other even-numbered symphonies, as one of his ‘lighter’ unclouded pieces. However, this neglected composition is a witty yet often disturbing creation, with an opening movement that recalls the titanic strength of the first movement of the Eroica and an Adagio not far removed from that symphony’s famous funeral march.

Ticket Prices£16 £13 (concessions available)

Booking InformationTelephone: RNCM Box Office on 0161 907 5555In person: RNCM Box Office, RNCM 124 Oxford Road Manchester M13 9RDOnline: Click here to book online

Concert promoted by RNCM in association with Manchester Camerata