Brahms' Second Piano Concerto
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.
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 (46’)
Justé Januliyté Elongation of Nights (9’)
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 4 (29’)
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 Januliyté. 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 Januliyté’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 Januliyté tunes. Get a feel for her style with the performance of Elongation of Nights here.