Conductor: Mario Venzago Piano: Danny Driver Soprano: Galina Averina Mezzo: Rebecca Afonwy Jones Tenor: Joshua Ellicot Baritone: Gary Griffths Leeds Philharmonic Choir
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9
There is no work more appropriate to close the Classical Season than Beethoven’s classical tour de force, his Symphony No.9. Beethoven’s masterful musical celebration of the human spirit is widely considered to be the composer’s greatest legacy to classical music, with its awe inspiring ‘Ode to Joy’ climax. The Orchestra will be joined by a host of talented singers and the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus who perform with ‘power, precision, and panache’ (Bachtrack).
Audiences will also be able to hear conductor Mario Venzago lead critically acclaimed pianist Danny Driver in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Softly opening with charming themes and subtle nuances, this piece later gives way to high drama and technical brilliance.
Map reference: TA 095287 Lat: 53.74379 Long: -0.34060
By Road: To Princes Quay Coach and Car Park - Approach the city centre along A63 east bound. As you come off the elevated section into the city centre you will see a large roundabout/junction with traffic lights. Go straight ahead at the junction taking the first left into Myton Street (signposted Princes Quay), this street is one way. Keep to the right hand lane and turn right into Osborne Street. The road bears to the right and becomes Waterhouse Lane.
By Public Transport: From the station turn right. At the next set of traffic lights at the junction with Carr Lane/Anlaby Road take the middle lane to go straight on, take the next left into Osbourne Street, the road bears to the right and becomes Waterhouse Lane. To access the Princes Quay car park, take the barrier entry point on the left.