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Santtu conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich

The Marlowe, Canterbury
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Photo of conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali


Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Lars Vogt – piano


Beethoven Overture, Leonore No. 3 Listen

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 Listen

— Interval —

Shostakovich Symphony No. 12, The Year 1917 Listen

Passion. Power. Revolution. Santtu launches our Canterbury season with three blazing showpieces packed into one unmissable performance.

Filled with rousing tunes and bombastic brass, Shostakovich’s Twelfth Symphony is a joyous tribute to the idealistic early years following the 1917 Russian Revolution. Under the baton of our Principal Conductor Designate, its irresistible celebratory mood sweeps up listeners with grand gestures and unbridled optimism.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto starts much more subtly – but its captivating solo piano opening perfectly sets the mood for one of the best-loved works from a composer whose music is still treasured by audiences across the world 250 years after his birth.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £49

Subscription and multi-buy discounts available; £10 ‘Discovery’ tickets available for ages 16-26; concession discounts available; £10 tickets for schools

Running time

1 hour 55 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

The Marlowe box office: 01227 787787


The Marlowe, Canterbury

The Marlowe

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