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Brahms' Second Piano Concerto

Sunwook Kim by Marco Borggreve

Brahms' Second Piano Concerto

Part of Classical 2023/24


Price: £17 - £43

Rich. Complex. Be indulged.

Who’s on Stage

Our home band, Royal Northern Sinfonia, plus special guest pianist Sunwook Kim, who won the famous Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, aged just 18.

What they’re playing

Johannes Brahms’ truly epic second piano concerto plus Robert Schumann’s intense Symphony No.4. This is full-fat, no holds barred, Romantic music.

Need to know

Price: £17 – £43

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Discounts: Save if you’re local, unemployed, a first timer.

Age: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Programmes: find out more about the music you’ll hear in your free concert programme.

What you'll hear

Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 (46’)
Justé Janulyté Elongation of Nights (9’)
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 4 (29’)

Who's playing

Dinis Sousa conductor
Sunwook Kim piano

Royal Northern Sinfonia 

What's happening in the music

Think of the concert as a sandwich. Obviously not a cheap one. This is a very special M&S Sandwich. One of the ones you get in a black box it’s so fancy. The Brahms and the Schumann are rich, intense, dense pieces of music. But they’re so full-on you need something light to go with them. So we have some music by modern-day composer Justé Janulyté. Her music Elongation of Nights provides a light tangy contrast to the other music, starting with a fine thread of sound and full of shimmering strings. A perfectly balanced musical treat.

What they say

“Her award-winning music typically features only one type of instrument, producing long, slow, gradual transformations in texture and register. This unique approach sucks time into itself, making it feel both flitting and eternal”

Scotland’s The Skinny magazine about Justé Janulyté’s music.

Take a listen

You’ve maybe heard the music of Brahms or Schumann before, but you might not be so familiar with Justé Janulyté tunes. Get a feel for her style with the performance of Elongation of Nights here.

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