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Beethoven 5 at Saffron Hall

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
Tom Service presenter
Nicholas Collon conductor/presenter


Sun 31 July, 4pm
Saffron Hall
Tickets £14-£45 (plus booking fee)

Aurora returns to Saffron Hall with Beethoven’s mighty Fifth Symphony. We’ll be harnessing the unique potential of an orchestra playing without music stands or sheet music to get inside Beethoven’s music: taking apart this much-loved work with the help of BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service, before delivering a complete performance of the symphony from memory.

We’ll also be joined by the incomparable Patricia Kopatchinskaja for Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1.