Roger Huckle conductor
Viv Mclean piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor”
Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Op. 67
Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5 is widely considered one of the cornerstones of western music. First performed in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterward and is described as “one of the most important works of the time”. The symphony, and the four-note opening motif in particular, are known worldwide, with the motif appearing frequently in popular culture, from disco versions to rock and roll covers, to uses in film and television.
Equal in stature to the Fifth Symphony, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 redefined the relationship between the piano and the orchestra, and its heroic and majestic character makes it one of the best-loved works of the repertoire.
The virtuosic pianist Viv McLean joins the Bristol Ensemble for what will be a memorable evening in the candlelit setting of St George’s Bristol.
Tickets from £10 to £30 plus St George’s booking fees, available online at www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk, by phone on 0117 929 4929 and over the counter at St George’s Bristol.