Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Jörg Widmann’s Viola Concerto and Britten’s The Building of the House.

Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm

From £8.00 to £38.00

Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

Programme to include:

Britten The Building of the House 5’
Jörg Widmann Viola Concerto 27’ (UK premiere)
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 13’; Symphony No.5 31’


City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Antoine Tamestit viola
Aldeburgh Voices
Aldeburgh Music Club
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conductor

Jörg Widmann takes the German symphonic tradition and toys with it, deconstructs it – often releasing an explosive creative energy. His new viola concerto – performed tonight by its dedicatee – sings wistful songs and dreams fantastic dreams: two high-octane masterpieces by Beethoven offer both a context and a challenge.

In all, a powerful Aldeburgh debut for the CBSO’s dynamic new music director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who also raises an anniversary toast to Snape Maltings with the overture that Britten wrote for the opening night of the Concert Hall 50 years ago.

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