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** Unfortunately Alondra de la Parra is unable to conduct this concert for personal reasons, but we are grateful that Kevin John Edusei has agreed to step in at short notice. **
Till Eulenspiegel is a prankster, a rogue, and Strauss is firmly on his side in one of the most delightfully irreverent romps ever conceived for a symphony orchestra. No-one really knows why Schubert never finished his Eighth Symphony, but by some miracle, it’s perfect as it is. Keyboard poet Pavel Kolesnikov takes the place of Mozart himself, in a piano concerto that bubbles over with humour and warmth. And of course, there’s a souvenir from Mexico: the spirited Danzón with which Arturo Márquez did for mariachi music what Schubert did for Viennese folkdance.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
In conversation with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov.
Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’
Piano Concerto No.22, K.482
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Kevin John Edusei conductor
Concert ends at approx. 9.25pm