Sunday 31 July 2022, 4pm
Aurora Orchestra: Beethoven 5 from memoryAurora Orchestra: Beethoven 5 from memory
- Aurora Orchestra
- Nicholas Collon
- Patricia Kopatchinskaja
- Tom Service
- Dmitri Shostakovich
- Violin Concerto No.1
- Introduction to Beethoven 5
- presented by Nicholas Collon and Tom Service
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Symphony No.5
To be confirmed
The Aurora Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Collon are regulars at Saffron Hall and never fail to thrill with their engaging playfulness and immediacy – characteristics shared by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who performs Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No.1.
With its famously dramatic opening, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is made all the more exciting in a performance given entirely from memory, the absence of music stands and scores creating an electrifying intimacy between orchestra and audience.
For this concert, which forms part of Cambridge Summer Music Festival, BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service joins Nicholas Collon to introduce the symphony, harnessing the unique potential of an orchestra playing by heart to get beneath the skin of Beethoven’s music in new and illuminating ways.
Our free wheelchair accessible minibus service between Audley End Station and Saffron Hall will be in operation for this event.
This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old
This performance is supported by Dominic & Ali Wallis