Sunday 28 May 2017, 7.30pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Venue Box Office: 01227 787787

Herbert Blomstedt conductor

Martin Helmchen piano

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

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Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Beethoven once said that music was the wine of the gods – and here, a most distinguished and surprising vintage! From expansive opening to roof-raising finish, symphonies simply don’t get any more powerful than Beethoven’s swashbuckling Seventh. And there are few grander concertos than Brahms’s titanic First Piano Concerto: a huge, impassioned tale of unrequited love, told in music of raw emotional power. With the legendary Maestro Herbert Blomstedt conducting, recently described as “joyful and energetic” by The Guardian, this should be electrifying.