Both of London’s South Bank orchestras has rolled out their new seasons.
The Philharmonia’s highlight is
Beethoven Day an immersive day of performances, talks and free events marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth (15 Mar 2020). At its centre, a reconstruction, of one of the most extraordinary events in music history, Beethoven’s four-hour ‘Akademie’ concert of 1808, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen; part of Southbank Centre’s Beethoven 250 Series.
The London Philharmonic present
Beethoven’s 250th anniversary is celebrated with a complete symphony cycle, a starry Triple Concerto and rarely-heard choral and orchestral works, as part of the Southbank Centre’s Beethoven 250 series.
The creative imagination involved is breath-taking.