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Brahms and the Schumanns

Royal Festival Hall
£12 — £58
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Isata Kanneh-Mason


James Gaffigan – conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason – piano


Robert Schumann Manfred Overture

Clara Schumann Piano Concerto

— Interval —

Brahms Symphony No. 1

Husband and wife, mentor and protégé, admirer and lifelong friend – no three composers were closer than those in tonight’s programme.

British pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason and American conductor James Gaffigan make their Philharmonia debuts in an exploration of this quintessentially Romantic trio.

The second movement of Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a yearning Romance for solo piano and cello, shares its title with Isata Kanneh-Mason’s chart-topping album of Clara’s music.

Clara’s husband Robert Schumann no doubt identified with Manfred, the tormented hero of Byron’s poem, who chooses death over submission.

Brahms’s First Symphony is a magnificent tribute to Beethoven. The stirring horn theme and triumphant ending of the final movement are among the high points of 19th century orchestral music.

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Prices & Discounts

£12 – £58 (premium)

Subscription discounts available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; £8 tickets for students via Student Pulse one month before the concert (limited availability)

Running Time

1 hour and 50 minutes, including 20 minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

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Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

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Book tickets
£12 — £58