Livestream: Season opening with Gardner and Andsnes

Livestream: Season opening with Gardner and Andsnes

Thursday 6 September 19:30

Chief conductor Edward Gardner opens the season with a brand-new work by Ørjan Matre and the piece that changed music forever, Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

Watch the concert live on this page. The transmission starts at 19.25 on Thursday 6 September.

Stravinsky’s score caused a scandal when it was first performed in 1913 and remains one of the most original and thrilling orchestral works ever conceived. This musical picture of a pagan ritual, in which a girl dances herself to death in sacrifice, is known for its brutal rhythmic drive. But it contains music of gorgeous stillness too, clothed in shimmering orchestral beauty the likes of which has never been matched.

Leif Ove Andsnes joins Edward and the Orchestra for the season opening once again, and brings with him the joyous Piano Concerto by Benjamin Britten. This sparkling, sensitive piece combines Ravel’s delicious colouring and Prokofiev’s exhilarating panache, to which Britten adds his own unmistakable heart and soul.

Generously supported by RIKA AS Yvonne og Bjarne Rieber

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Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes, Serenade for tenor, Horn and Strings