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Bedford: Osmo Vänskä conducts Mendelssohn

Bedford Corn Exchange
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Conductor Osmo Vanska holding baton and smiling into the camera


Osmo Vänskä – conductor
Mao Fujita – piano


Mazzoli These Worlds In Us

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25, K. 503

— Interval —

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, 'Reformation'

Young Japanese pianist Mao Fujita is taking the classical music world by storm with his technical mastery and ‘tremendous versatility’ (The Times). Celebrated for his interpretations of Mozart, tonight he performs his Piano Concerto No. 25. A jewel of the Classical period, it is widely considered one of Mozart’s greatest concertos.

After the interval comes Mendelssohn’s rarely performed ‘Reformation’ Symphony. Never published during the composer’s lifetime, the Symphony is a lesser-known masterpiece showcasing the unmistakable genius of Mendelssohn. Written as a celebration of the Protestant Reformation, he gives us music full of religious allusions, rich in colour and packed with warming melodies.

Osmo Vänskä has chosen Missy Mazzoli’s These Worlds In Us to open the programme. Dedicated to her father who was a soldier during the Vietnam War, it’s a moving reflection on memory, grief, and love.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £40

Multi-buy offer available; under-18s, full-time students and concession discounts available

Running time

1 hr 40 mins, including a 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.

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


Bedford Corn Exchange
Bedford Corn Exchange

Bedford Corn Exchange

13 St Paul’s Square
MK40 1SL

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