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Carlisle Beethoven 2020: The Next Generation 1

St Cuthbert's Church, Carlisle

Beethoven 2020: The Next Generation

Carlisle Beethoven 2020: The Next Generation 1

St Cuthbert's Church, Carlisle


Dinis Sousa conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Beethoven Symphony No.1 (26’)
Abel Esbenshade New Commission (8’)
Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’ (47’)

Start the year of Beethoven celebrations with the boundary-stretching form and intense emotional range of the ‘Eroica’. But first, enjoy Symphony No.1 – with musical jokes worthy of Mozart and Haydn.

Pre-concert performance 6.45pm

Please join us for a pre-concert performance by members of RNS and students from Trinity School, Carlisle.

Is Beethoven’s music still relevant to young people today? Students from Trinity School have been working with us to create a new piece of music inspired by his 3rd Symphony, which will result in their own ‘heroic’ performance  alongside members of RNS.

Michael Betteridge, composer and workshop leader will introduce and conduct the performance.

The pre-concert performance will last 15 minutes.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Royal Northern Sinfonia perform the nine symphonies that changed the course of classical music – works that still inspire young conductors and composers today.

Beethoven 2020: The Next Generation asks five emerging conductors and composers in their 20s and early 30s why Beethoven still matters in the year 2020. Through their interpretations and compositions they will be giving their personal answers. Each instalment of the cycle will involve performances of Beethoven’s symphonies, alongside a new, short commission in response to Beethoven, selected from our RNS Young Composers’ Competition.

Join us for the complete cycle – right on your doorstep in Carlisle – and find out what Beethoven has to say to you!

Venue Information

St Cuthbert’s Church
Blackfriars St, Carlisle, CA3 8UE
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Please note, all seating is unreserved.

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Classical Futures Europe

This series is supported by Classical Futures Europe and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Classical Futures Europe supports the promotion of emerging talent, pioneering new approaches to concert presentation and the development of new audiences and community participation in classical music. Classical Futures Europe is managed by the European Concert Hall Organisation.