Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1
Schubert Symphony No.9 Great
Andrew Manze conductor
Isabelle van Keulen violin
One of the most stimulating and inspirational English conductors, Andrew Manze brings fresh eyes and ideas to an exciting program of Beethoven, Prokofiev and Schubert.
First up, Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan – created for a Shakespeare-inspired play by Heinrich von Collin, tells the story of Roman general, Coriolanus, and an attempt to exact revenge on Rome following exile. Whilst the play faded from the public realm, the Overture has endured to become a much loved work.
The ‘absolutely magical’ (The Guardian) Isabelle van Keulen then joins the MSO in a performance of Prokofiev’s classic Violin Concerto No.1. Featuring all the hallmark Prokofiev features including classical, modern, motoric and lyrical sections, this is one of the composer’s most legendary works.
The sense of grandeur and space in Schubert’s Symphony No.9 make this work certainly deserved of its Great subtitle and in the hands of maestro Andrew Manze, it will be absolutely breathtaking.
Friday, 27 October and Saturday, 28 October
Pre-concert talk: Join MSO’s Education Manager, Lucy Rash for a pre-concert conversation inside Hamer Hall from 6.45pm
Monday, 30 October
Post-concert talk: Join MSO Director of Artistic Planning, Ronald Vermeulen for a post-concert conversation, inside the Stalls Foyer of Hamer Hall.
Running time: 2 hours, including a 20-minute interval