Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 3 Feb 8pm
Butterworth Hall: £11.50 - £36, Under 26s £12 (+ booking fee)
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Musicians: Christian Ihle Hadland - piano
Composer: Delius, Grieg, Strauss
Delius – On the Mountain
Grieg – Piano Concerto
Strauss – Ein Heldenleben
Richard Strauss never did anything by halves. And at the dawn of the 20th century, when he wanted to tell the world how he felt he took a gigantic orchestra, super-sized melodies and enough music to fill a symphony – and called it “A Hero’s Life”. Ear-splitting battles, swaggering pride and dream-like beauty: it’s all in there, not forgetting one of the steamiest love-scenes in all music!
Hearing is believing, and under its charismatic musical director Andrew Litton, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra definitely won’t hold back. And naturally, they’re also sharing two very special gifts from Norway. Grieg’s lovely Piano Concerto never gets any less popular; but there’ll be something particularly magical about hearing it played by one of Norway’s rising stars, accompanied by the orchestra that Grieg himself used to conduct. As for Delius’s On the Mountain, get ready for a wonderful discovery: a gorgeous musical landscape by a Bradford lad with Norway in his soul.
Conference Room 6.45pm. Tickets £2, Subscribers £1
Paul McGrath, Director of Music, University of Warwick, in discussion with Ronal Vermeulen, Head of Programme for Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
With a maximum capacity of 2000 standing or 1500 seated this concert hall has an outstanding natural acoustic and is the home of our International Concert Series, as well as the majority of our music gigs and big name comedians. Butterworth Hall has recently had a £6.9 million redevelopment and reopened in autumn 2009 .
Part of Concert Series 2012/13
12 Jun 2013
Past events from Concert Series 2012/13
10 Oct 2012
24 Oct 2012
22 Nov 2012
28 Nov 2012
16 Jan 2013
25 Jan 2013
26 Feb 2013
14 Mar 2013
24 Apr 2013
22 May 2013