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Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Christian Tetzlaff ®Giorgia_Bertazzi

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Part of Classical 2023/24


Price £17 -£43

Tunes. Triumph. You’ll leave feeling good…

Who’s on stage

One of the most sought-after violinists and exciting musicians on the classical music scene Christian Tetzlaff, plus our home team, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and conductor Dinis Sousa.

What they’re playing

Only one of the most popular violin concertos of all time, Felix Mendelssohn’s, plus Robert Schuman’s dark, moody and rebellious Symphony No. 2.

Need to know

Price: £17 – £43

Running time: 1 hour 45 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.

Concert programmes: revel in the music you’re about to hear with your free downloadable programme.

What you'll hear

Naomi Pinnock The field is woven(13’)
Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor (26’)
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 2  (38’) 

Who's playing

Dinis Sousa conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia

What's happening in the music

From it’s gentle, intriguing first notes that almost waft off the stage, Mendelssohn’s Violin concerto is like a good book – you’re swept away by it straight from the start. It’s got great tunes, epic orchestral sections, and parts where the soloist can show off their skills and really wow you. No wonder it’s been a favourite for over 175 years…

A musical cleanse

The music we’ve got by Mendelssohn and Schumann tonight is pretty powerful. Think rich chocolate cake rather than a lemon meringue. To add a third slice of something so hearty might be…too much. So in-between we’ve got something totally different to refresh your ears. Naomi Pinnock’s piece The Field is Woven is delicate and shimmers like something fragile and precious. Get a little 5 minute taster below.

Take a listen

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