7 November 2018

Weber Side by Side

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

RCO meets Vilnius

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November 2018 Wednesday 19:00
Lithuanian National Opera, Vilnius
past concert
Carl Maria Weber Ouverture 'Oberon'
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2
Side by Side

The Concertgebouworkest continues its tour through all 28 member states of the European Union in Lithuania: Concertgebouworkest meets Vilnius. The orchestra plays Weber's Overture Oberon Side by Side with the young musicians of the Symphony Orchestra of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, sharing their music stands.

Bronfman plays Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

With Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms' Second Symphony on the programme, the orchestra underscores the prized tradition of the Concertgebouworkest: performing top classical works from the romantic period. Here the orchestra joins forces with star pianist Yefim Bronfman, who performs this most subtle and tender of Beethoven's piano concertos with the Concertgebouworkest.

Brahms' Second Symphony

Johannes Brahms started composing symphonies relatively late in his career; his respect for Beethoven was so phenomenal that he avoided it for a long time. In the end he wrote four symphonies, each with its own distinct character. The Second is often compared to Beethoven's Pastorale: orchestral music as a summer walk.

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