Music that will have your hairs standing on end.
Ringing fanfares open Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. For him, they symbolised Fate, and the whole Symphony is a struggle between a composer who lived by his feelings and a universe that he was convinced was out to destroy him. It’s music that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Tchaikovsky’s Fourth | 30 September 2023 | London
Tchaikovsky’s Fourth | 4 November 2023 | Brighton
Music wrought from blood, fire and steel
As his nation faced a brutal military invasion, Shostakovich poured his feelings into his Eighth Symphony. The piece was so honest that after the war, it was banned by the Soviet authorities. It’s massive, uncompromising and has the potential to shake you to the core.
Canellakis conducts Shostakovich | 28 October 2023 | London
One of the biggest symphonies of all time
Following our huge opening night, we’re back with more Mahler. He was a composer that thought big but even by his standards, his Third Symphony is remarkable. With an enormous orchestra and two choirs, it should be little short of sublime.
Ticciati conducts Mahler | 25 November 2023 | London
Music for the soul
When Joseph Haydn wrote The Creation, he imagined an entire cosmos inspired and animated by creativity. With its roof-raising choruses, bubbling melodies and sparkling colours, it’s the happiest of choral masterpieces. You’ll leave feeling inspired and uplifted.
Haydn’s Creation | 2 March 2024 | London