29th January 2020 7:45 pm
Sir Roger Norrington conducts The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Beethoven: Symphony No.2
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’
2020 is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and this concert sees the period-instrumentalists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment joined by Sir Roger Norrington. He has spent more than half a century at the forefront of British conducting and was a pioneer in performing nineteenth-century music using the instruments and orchestral forces of the time. This programme will illustrate Beethoven’s progress as a composer from his early 2nd symphony to his revolutionary 3rd.