Available from Wednesday 11 November 2020 7pm
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’
*We regret to announce that conductor Domingo Hindoyan has had to withdraw from the concert due to travel restrictions. We are grateful to Joshua Weilerstein who will replace him.Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Stephen Hough piano
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Joshua Weilerstein joins us in a programme featuring the mighty ‘Emperor Concerto’ with Liverpool favourite, Stephen Hough at the keyboard. Bartok’s Divertimento for Strings was composed just weeks before the onset of World War 2, which eventually forced him to leave fascist Europe for the life of an exile in New York City.
The concert will be available to watch from 7pm on Wednesday 11 November, preceded by a live preconcert talk on Zoom at 7pm with BBC Radio 3 broadcaster and author Stephen Johnson, and a post-concert Zoom q and a session with musicians, conductors and composers in a sort of ‘post match analysis’, where you can ask questions and participate. Further information on how to join the Zoom will be sent to you after you purchase a ticket.
You can watch the video at any point without the Zoom element. Please note on demand videos will only be available for 30 days from the date of initial broadcast.
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We’ve been thrilled with the positive feedback on these concerts:
The 4* Times review praised "a performance of dancing colours, crisp beauty and punch… Petrenko’s forces played with heart, soul and all the other necessaries in a performance strong enough to overwhelm even a home listener alone with a laptop."
The Guardian remarked on the concert’s “maximum impact for a bold start to virtual season”
“Brilliant concert. Excellent programme. Great to have Stephen Johnson involved. Top class performance. More please ! Bravo !
“The sound quality was excellent and the programme was excellent.”
“This was so beautiful it made me cry”