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Bern Symphony Orchestra & Oliver Schnyder, piano

Beethoven Series

Repertoire

Beethoven
Leonore Overture No. 2
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)

Performers

Mario Venzago
conductor
Oliver Schnyder
piano

The great Berner Symphonie-Orchester, conducted by Mario Venzago, performs the most significant of Beethoven’s works in the first of two concerts this season. Before the interval, Swiss pianist Oliver Schnyder performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

The orchestra ends the evening with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, the musical masterpiece which was revolutionary in breaking the structures of the Classical period through its length and range of emotion, and is often cited as the beginning of the Romantic period in music.

The Bern Symphony Orchestra performs a second concert – with violinist Chloë Hanslip – on Friday 10 April.

Part of the Zurich International Orchestra Series 2014-15

From 6.30pm: Pre-concert music by Royal College of Music students
The Sattler Quartet performs Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2
in E minor.

Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2014-15

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Part of Beethoven Series

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Jacek Kaspszyk conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the full forces of the Warsaw Philharmonic, coupled with Szymanowski’s beautiful and deeply personal Stabat Mater.

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Dresden Philharmonic & Freddy Kempf 3

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