Sarah Beth Briggs
SawyersThe Valley of Vision
Mozart Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K482
Beethoven Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 – 'Pastoral'
Worcester-based ESO open with the lush tones of Philip Sawyers' compositional style, while British pianist Sarah Beth Briggs (appropriately an International Mozart Competition winner in Salzburg aged just 15) performs the Austrian's 22nd concerto – a sparkling and magnificent late Viennese work. The second half features one of the best-loved of all symphonies; crammed with evocative melodies, and depicting the countryside Beethoven knew and loved, the Pastoral is a symphony like no other. It foregoes the usual dramatic key structures and opts for an expansive five-movement construct, bringing woods, streams and animals to life through the language of early 19th century music – a truly amazing feat!
Pre-Concert Talk (6.30pm to 7pm): Free entry using your ticket for tonight's concert.
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