Pablo Heras-Casado – conductor
Nicola Benedetti – violin
Farrenc Overture No. 1
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
How does a conductor communicate their interpretation of a piece with an orchestra and the soloist as they prepare for a performance?
Our Open Rehearsals give you access to this creative process and allow you to see the Philharmonia at work. Learn more about the pieces and start to listen to your favourites with a fresh pair of ears.
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.
Join the Friends from only £5 a month to get access to Open Rehearsals and more.
Approximately 3 hrs (subject to change)
Digital programme notes available closer to the rehearsal.
Contact the Friends team
Phone: 020 7921 3906
Concerto and Symphony Friends
Concerto and Symphony Friends members can claim their complimentary pair of Open Rehearsal tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Rehearsals are not performances. Playing may be paused at various intervals in order for the conductor, soloist and orchestra to agree on specific styles and dynamics.
Open rehearsals will take place in the auditorium where the concert is due to be performed, unless otherwise specified. Times and repertoire being rehearsed will be confirmed prior to the rehearsal date, as these schedules are subject to change.
Please note that open rehearsals are working processes for the conductor and the Orchestra. Timings are subject to change and every endeavour will be made to let ticket holders know in advance about any such changes. Please check our website for up-to-date information.