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Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven Emperor Piano Concerto, Mozart Symphony No 40


From £20

A 9% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2.50 postage fee is charged where applicable.

Age restriction: 14+

Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire
Piano Llŷr Williams

Prokofiev Symphony No 1 Op 25
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 Op 73
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor K 550

Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony was a modern and light-hearted take on the symphonies of Haydn and other classical greats. It is full of vitality and energy which contrasts with the turmoil of the Russian Revolution – the work was composed in 1917 – and acts as a fresh and lively foil to the other works in the programme.

Beethoven was composing  his 5th Piano Concerto during a period of war and political upheaval as Napoleon’s forces threatened Vienna. The dramatic and heroic qualities of the concerto, and its title ‘Emperor’,  are surely a reflection of these turbulent times.

Mozart wrote the 40th symphony at a time when he was facing huge personal and financial challenges.  It was rare for Mozart to choose a minor key for his symphonies, and it adds to the dramatic tension and emotional intensity of one of his greatest masterpieces.

Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra is delighted to continue its long and creative partnership with Catherine Larsen-Maguire and is pleased to work with Welsh pianist Llyr Williams for the first time. His recent Schuman album was described in the Guardian as ‘unquestionably thoughtful, authoritative playing’. Read the full review here.

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!