Brahms Academic Festival Overture 
Brahms Symphony No3 
Brahms Symphony No2 

Thomas Søndergård Conductor

When the University of Breslau gave Brahms an honorary degree, they were honouring a master of the symphony – a man who could express the experience of a lifetime in music of thrilling grandeur and sweep. They definitely didn’t expect a riotous overture based on student drinking songs! But that’s how Thomas Søndergård opens tonight’s concert, before diving headlong into the noble melodies, storm-swept landscapes and deep poetry of one of the Romantic period’s greatest composers.

Dedicated to Dr Robert Lillie in recognition of his generous support of the RSNO Foundation.

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