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A close up of Thomas Gould looking thoughtfully into the distance with a violin under his chin

Orchestra of the Swan: Pastoral

Friday 27 May 2022

Friday 27/05/2022


Duration: 140 minutes

Conductor Jason Lai directs Orchestra of the Swan in a performance featuring repertoire connected by pastoral themes and folk influences written just 2 years apart.

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (1806) is the only concerto Beethoven wrote for the violin which is now firmly accepted as one of the greats of the repertoire for this instrument.

Beethoven’s explicitly programmatic Pastoral Symphony (1808) shows a composer whose imagination is flying, and a man unfettered by the constraints of formal symphonic convention!

Beethoven Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony no.6 ‘Pastoral’
Conductor Jason Lai
Violin Thomas Gould

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