From romance to tragedy, this is an evening of raw, untamed emotion.
In the 19th century, music was about fantasy as well as emotion. Mendelssohn sends a violin to fairyland; Clara Schumann composes musical love poems, and Brahms strides into the teeth of the storm in his tempestuous final symphony. And Richard Wagner pens a tender birthday greeting to the love of his life: a magical opening to an evening of wonder from husband and wife duo, conductor Daniele Rustioni and violinist Francesca Dego.
About Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
Free Pre-Concert Performance
Join the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestra for a FREE pre-concert performance of Anna Meredith's Nautilus and Debussy's La Mer. The performance will take place in the main auditorium at 6:15pm. Doors will be open from 6pm. No ticket is required to attend the pre-concert performance.
Take a sneak peek at the music in this concert.
- Wagner, Siegfried Idyl (20mins)
- Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto (26mins)
- Clara Schumann (arr. Rofe), Three Romances (8mins)
- Brahms, Symphony No.4 (38mins)