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FULLY BOOKED: 2018 BSO Concert and Reception

An Alumni and supporters event
Date1 February 2018
Time18:00 to 21:45
Place The Great Hall, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QY

INVITATION ONLY. This event is now fully booked.

The university of Exeter looks forward to welcoming you to an evening with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 

Guests can enjoy a drinks reception from 18:00 followed by the performance at 19:30. Attendance is free of charge.

This event is now fully booked.If you have any questions or requests please email alumni@exeter.ac.uk

Details of the performance:

Monumental Brahms


An extraordinary melding of musical heritage and progressive outlook made Brahms an overwhelming presence in the latter half of the 19th century, but the musical genesis did not come easily. The monumental First Piano Concerto occupied Brahms for over five years. After beginning a two-piano sonata in 1854, he soon realised that the musical material required orchestral treatment and recast it as the first movement. Adding the jaunty finale in late 1856, followed by the radiant adagio, he continued to make adjustments up to and beyond the first performances in1859.

Lyatoshinsky is relatively unknown in the West, a pity since his Third Symphony represents the greatest example of Ukrainian symphonic music and for many, including Kirill, remains one of the great symphonies of the 20th century. Full of colours, playing between the strings and the brass, with fabulous melodies and an infectious enthusiasm, you are left with a sense of awe and overwhelming awareness. The first performance in Kiev caused a sensation, but the Soviet censors still forced the composer to rewrite it, changing the original concept and removing the epigraph “Peace will defeat war.”

For more information on the performance see the BSO website





ProviderAlumni and supporters

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