The BSO's last Fantasy Concert was a huge success, with great music such as Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Firebird Suite. A number o... more
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb minor
Scotchmer Valse Tragigue (from Symphony No. 2)
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major.
This concert is a true treasure chest of some of the most cherished classical music ever written. Beethoven's powerful Egmont Overture, written as part of his incidental music for a revival of Goethe's tragedy, gets the evening off to a stirring start. Dynamic, award-winning Russian pianist Yulia Chaplina returns to the Anvil stage to perform Tchaikovsky's ever-popular Bb minor Piano Concerto. Stephen Scotchmer's beautiful and poignant Valse Tragique, a movement from his Second Symphony, is a tribute to the victims of the Bataclan attack in Nov. 2015, in particular to Antoine Leirio who lost his wife Hélène in the atrocity but whose words, humanity and incredible mental strength following the tragedy were truly inspirational - a moving and fitting piece to mark Remembrance Day. An especially genial warmth pervades the whole of Brahms's Third Symphony, rising in the first and fourthmovements to some climaxes of real passion.
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture
Reinecke Ballade for Flute and Orchestra
Dvorak Slavonic Dances (Selection)
Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)
Williams Star Wars, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Shore The Lord of the Rings
Morricone Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission)
Barry Out of Africa
Beethoven The King's Speech (from Symphony No..7)