- Leonore Overture No. 2
- Piano Concerto No. 2
- Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
- Mario Venzago
- Oliver Schnyder
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.