Herbert Blomstedt – conductor
Bruckner Symphony No. 8
Veteran conductor Herbert Blomstedt joins in our 75th birthday celebrations, with the epic symphony he conducted the first time he worked with the Philharmonia.
Two movements of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony are marked ‘Feierlich’ – ceremonial – and indeed a live performance of this 80-minute work can feel like a musical ceremony, even a spiritual journey. Writing in the 1920s, an American critic described it as “a world of deep breaths and far vistas and profound experience.”
Who better to lead us on this journey than Herbert Blomstedt? Loved and admired in equal measure by musicians and listeners the world over, he radiates an infectious energy that belies his nine decades.
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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)
Please note there will be no interval.
1 hour 20 minutes
Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717