When Hans Werner Henze’s Seventh Symphony was first performed back in the 1980s, critics couldn’t believe their ears. Powerful, poetic and unashamedly grand, this is a symphony in the tradition of Beethoven and Mahler that speaks directly to audiences here and now.
Vladimir Jurowski has paired it with two timeless 20th century classics by Stravinsky – and is joined by Thomas Zehetmair to perform the extraordinary post-war Violin Concerto by Bernd Alois Zimmermann: music that sings, yells and dances its way out of one of the darkest periods in European history. These are four masterpieces that simply demand to be heard.
Please note: the value of the seat allocated will be between £19-£46. Being reseated into higher priced seats is not a guarantee, and will be done at the box office’s discretion subject to availability on the night.
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
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