RPS KEY WORK: Schumann Symphony No. 2

Fri 08 Mar 2013 19.00

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Event Price: £9 - £38 / members' discount offer (see below)

Two hundred years to the day, the Philharmonic Society gave its first public concert. Join the RPS and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a concert that features Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, which was given its UK premiere at a Philharmonic Society concert in 1864. Concerts don't get much more dramatic than this. The evening begins with Mozart's Idomeneo, which builds from a brooding start to a heady climax before subsiding to where it began. It's the perfect curtain-raiser for a series of dramatic arias written for the female voice. Schumann's Second Symphony is perhaps his least-known, but it has been hailed as the composer's most complete vision for the orchestra and contains some hugely powerful music - not least in the blazing final movement. Tickets for the concert are going fast but we have a limited number available at a special discount. Ticket price includes the pre-concert talk and drinks. Follow this link to find out more and book your seat. Mozart: Overture - Idomeneo Mozart: O smania! O furie! O disperata Elettra! from Idomeneo Beethoven: Overture - Leonore No 3 Beethoven: Abscheulicher! wo eislt du hin?…Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern from Fidelio Weber: Ocean! Thou mighty Monster from Oberon Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Emma Bell - soprano Marin Alsop - conductor Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

How to Book

Follow this link to book tickets at a special RPS discount (limited availability)