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Mozart Overture:Don Giovanni
Bartók Viola Concerto
John Casken That Subtle Knot, Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra Co-commissioned by Thomas Zehetmair, Ruth Killius and Sage Gateshead for Royal Northern Sinfonia
Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor
Conductor/Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Viola: Ruth Killius
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Thomas Zehetmair’s last evening as Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia arrives with a concert of big gestures: Mozart’s imposing overture, Bartók’s insistent Viola Concerto, and John Casken’s inspiring picture of human love and togetherness, commissioned for Thomas and his partner Ruth. But gestures don’t come much bigger than Beethoven’s Fifth – an infamous musical tussle with fate whose compelling narrative and unfailing beauty changed the way music was conceived, in the head and on the stage. A fitting conclusion to a remarkable tenure.
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Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is joined by a star-studded roster of guest ensembles and artists for a programme packed full of exciting, beautiful and fascinating concerts with music from the 16th to 21st centuries, from Stravinsky to Sleigh-Ride. Thomas Zehetmair, Royal...