Newbury Spring Festival
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St Nicolas Church

BBC National Orchestra of Wales


Saturday 11th May

ImageSt Nicolas Church, Newbury RG14 5HG
7.30pm (ends approx 9.20pm)
Free for Under 25s

Please note that as part of our ongoing commitment to allow access for all to the world's best music, 100 seats will be held off sale until the public booking day: 25th February 2019.


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Jac van Steen conductor
Alexander Sitkovestsky violin
Beethoven Coriolan Overture Op.62
Beethoven Symphony no.1 in C major Op. 21
Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Op.77


The Festival is delighted to open this year’s two weeks of world-class music with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.


Opening with Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture we hear the depiction of a Roman leader’s transition from brutality to tenderness. This is followed by Beethoven’s First Symphony, one of the most ground breaking compositions in musical history.


After the interval Alexander Sitkovetsky makes a welcome return to the Festival with Brahms’ one and only Violin Concerto, written in the Hungarian style and dedicated to his great friend the violinist Joseph Joachim.