Pablo Heras-Casado – conductor
Nicola Benedetti – violin


Farrenc Overture No. 1

Bruch Scottish Fantasy

— Interval —

Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Star violinist Nicola Benedetti is the perfect interpreter of Bruch’s rhapsodic Scottish Fantasy, a homage to her homeland.

There’s so much more to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 than that stop-you-in-your-tracks opening. And whether you’ve heard a dozen different recordings, or never listened to it all the way through, it’s well worth experiencing it live. The opening ‘Fate’ idea returns in the mysterious Scherzo, and the finale takes us from that eerie, shadowy world into a blaze of dazzling light.

The programme also features the dramatic Overture No. 1 by Louise Farrenc, a French composer celebrated in her lifetime for music of power and poise.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£15 – £40

Multi-buy offer available; under-16s and concession discounts available

Running time

1 hr 50 mins, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes will be available a week before the concert.

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

Before the event

Panel discussion with audience in front
6.30pm, Harpur Suite

Insights Talk: demystifying classical music

Free, no ticket required


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