Arrive early to enjoy …
6.30pm–7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the main hall
Le Carnaval romain – Berlioz
The Swan of Tuonela – Sibelius
Variations on a Nursery Song – Dohnányi
Soloist: Florian Mitrea
Symphony No. 1 in D – Mahler
Nursery rhymes reinvented by classic composers!
Plus the spectacle of a Roman Carnival and the mysticism of the Finnish mythological underworld.
Hungarian composer Dohnányi wrote his
Variations on a Nursery Tune in 1914, but which tune is it?
Come along to hear it and find out!
You’ll also spot a famous children’s song (slightly altered!) in Mahler’s great Symphony No. 1.
A couple of blockbusters open the programme: Berlioz’ sparkling
Roman Carnival Overture
The Swan of Tuonela, which portrays a story from Finnish folklore.
Our piano soloist for the Dohnányi is Florian Mitrea – a Romanian-born pianist who studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and now has an international career as a concert pianist. You will not be disappointed!