Royal Philharmonic Orchestra © Ben Wright
Pierre Vallet © Josh Lehrer
Thursday 8 June
St Giles-without-Cripplegate, 7:30pm
Tickets £25 (£12.50 under-25s & Students)
The world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra opens this year's festival with three titans of classical repertoire. The legendary hero of opera, Figaro, sets the scene for one of the most beloved piano concertos of all, the Emperor, perhaps the crowning glory of Beethoven's 'heroic' period. The opening chords of Mozart's final symphony reminded a contemporary critic of Jupiter and his thunderbolts. It is exhilarating, and regarded by many as the greatest of all classical symphonies.
MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 'Emperor'
MOZART Symphony No. 41, K. 551 'Jupiter'
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Elizabeth Sombart, piano
Pierre Vallet, conductor
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