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  • Britten The Building of the House 5′
  • Jörg Widmann Viola Concerto (UK premiere)27′
  • Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 313′
  • Beethoven Symphony No.531′

Jörg Widmann’s 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.