Bonn Anniversaire


BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op.73, ‘Emperor’

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the twinning of Oxford with the German city of Bonn in 1947, one of the first official Anglo-German links to be formally established after the war. The culmination of a week of special events throughout Oxford, Marios Papadopoulos and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra honour Bonn’s most famous son in a programme dedicated to two towering masterpieces. Beethoven's 'Emperor' concerto was conceived under fire as Napoleon's forces surrounded Vienna, yet it conveys a tenderness and beauty far removed from the sounds of the battlefield. His fifth symphony remains among the most recognisable in the entire history of the genre; an exhilarating work of dramatic power.

Pre-concert Recital, 6.30pm: Young Artists' Platform

A chance to hear talented young musicians in recital.

Free admission

NB: Wheelchair spaces are only bookable through Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: 01865 980 980

If you have any other types of access requirements, please contact the box office via telephone (01865 305 305) or in person so that we can arrange a suitable seat for you.

Running Time: 1:50

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