Leonidas Kavakos – conductor; violin
Beethoven Violin Concerto
— Interval —
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Leonidas Kavakos recorded Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in 2019, and is touring the world playing and directing it in the 2020/21 season, to mark the composer’s 250th anniversary.
“This is my tribute, my paying my respects to the master… this huge mind and huge heart, who gave us such incredible music,” he says.
One of today’s most respected musicians, Kavakos is at the height of his powers as a violinist and increasingly in demand as a conductor. He pairs Beethoven’s glorious Violin Concerto, a work he plays with “silvery agility and resonant warmth” (Boston Globe), with the Seventh Symphony. A favourite with Beethoven himself, this piece has entranced listeners ever since its first performance. From the melancholy grandeur of the slow movement to the swirling energy of the finale, every moment of this masterpiece confirms Beethoven’s command of his art.
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)
1 hour 50 minutes, including 20 minute interval
Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717