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Wimbledon: Beethoven & Mendelssohn

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Philharmonia Orchestra first violins on state


Robin O’Neill – conductor
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore – violin


Schubert Overture in the Italian Style

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Scottish

Join us for an evening of rich melodies and sparkling virtuosity as we make our return to Wimbledon International Music Festival.

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is celebrated across the world as one of the most extraordinary works written for violin. By turns majestic and imposing, tender and intimate, the work spans the full range of the instrument’s capability. Tonight, it’s performed by the Philharmonia’s Concert Master Benjamin Marquise Gilmore.

Mendelssohn was inspired by Beethoven for much of his musical life. But in his Scottish Symphony, the music leaps and flows with a wit and charm of Mendelssohn’s own making, emerging out of a dark, stormy opening movement. Mendelssohn weaves in Scottish folk music-inspired flourishes in the second movement, while the piece wraps up with a grand final melody to bring the house down.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£20 – £38

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

Wimbledon International Music Festival box office: 0333 666 3366


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