High-octane musical gymnastics from Argentinian cello genius Sol Gabetta
3:00pm, Sunday 08 October 2017
For this Sunday Classics season opener, Gabetta joins the Basel Symphony Orchestra for Saint Saëns’ Cello Concerto. Considered by Shostakovich and Rachmaninov to be the greatest of all cello concertos, it is also among the most demanding for the soloist, so you can expect high octane musical gymnastics!
Switzerland’s oldest and most innovative symphony orchestra conclude the programme with one of Beethoven’s most celebrated, large-scale masterworks: the ‘Eroica’. Marking the beginning of the composer’s creative middle-period, this, the third of Beethoven's symphonic output, started of it's life as a celebration of Napoleon and his humanist ideals, but turned in to the epitome of symphonic forms.
3pm Concert begins
3:27pm Interval for 20 minutes.
3:47pm Concert resumes.
4:34pm Concerts ends (approx)
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1
Beethoven Symphony No.3 ’Eroica’
Ivor Bolton Conductor
Sol Gabetta Cello
Tickets £34, £28, £23, £17 and £12.50 (Concessions available)
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Security Measures: Enhanced front of house staff with additional trained security staff will be on duty • No bags or rucksacks will be permitted in to the venue beyond a small handbag • There will be no cloakroom provision for bags and we reserve the right to carry out searches of handbags.
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