Schönberg Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, ‘Eroica’, Op. 55 (from memory)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Samuel West narrator
Nicholas Collon conductor


Continuing our Orchestral Theatre series, we explore the rise and fall of the hero with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard. In this theatrical concert, we spark a conversation across the centuries, pairing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and a memorised performance of the ‘Eroica’ symphony with Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon.

This concert is part of Beethoven and the Avant-Garde, a project celebrating the legendary composer’s influence and the 250th anniversary of his birthday curated by Pierre-Laurent Aimard.


The Orchestral Theatre
Since 2016 as Associate Orchestra at Southbank Centre, we have staged a richly varied collection of Orchestral Theatre productions that span diverse musical genres and art forms. These orchestral adventures offer bold new ways to experience classical music, incorporating elements of design, film, spoken word, theatrical lighting and choreography.

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