Friday 24th May, St Nicolas Church, Newbury RG14 5HG
7.30pm (finishes approx 9.50pm)
|Wagner||Overture Die Meistersinger|
|Schumann||Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54|
|Beethoven||Symphony No 5|
Under the baton of dynamic young conductor Nicholas Collon the orchestra makes its inaugural appearance at the Festival and is joined by young star pianist Benjamin Grosvenor who returns to play one of Schumann's most popular works, his Piano Concerto in A minor.
Opening with Wagner's vibrant Overture Die Meistersinger and followed by the intimacy of Siegfried Idyll, which Wagner originally wrote as a birthday present for his wife Cosima, the concert ends with Beethoven's exhilarating Symphony No 5.
"Grosvenor is the most important British pianist to emerge in decades. ...He's one in a million – several million." The Independent