Nottingham Classics - sinfonia ViVAShow dates: Mon 1st January Running time: 125 minutes
Andrew Gourlay conductor
Christian Ihle Hadland piano
This concert unites two exciting young talents. Dynamic British conductor Andrew Gourlay is joined by BBC New Generation Artist Christian Ihle Hadland for Saint-Saëns' Second Piano Concerto. Composed in 1868, its wit and high spirits have made it one of his most popular works.
Schubert's sparkling 5th Symphony is classical in scale and light on its feet, making it a perfect companion to Mozart's 40th Symphony. Robert Schumann praised its 'Grecian lightness and grace' but it's the restless tensions and quiet pathos running through this late masterpiece that makes it such a compelling experience.
Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium:
Andrew Gourlay in conversation.