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Carlisle Beethoven 2020: The Next Generation 3

St Cuthbert's Church, Carlisle

Beethoven 2020: The Next Generation



Unfortunately this concert has now been cancelled. Please bear with us during this unprecedented period. We will be in touch in due course about your tickets. Thank you for your patience and co-operation. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Elena Schwarz conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Beethoven Symphony No.4 (34’)
Samuel Messer New Commission (8’)
Beethoven Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’ (39’)

Join Beethoven for a walk in the country, and take in the babbling brook, brooding thunderstorms, and comforting shepherd songs of the ‘Pastoral’, preceded by the assured and summery Symphony No.4.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Royal Northern Sinfonia perform the nine symphonies that changed the course of classical music – works that still inspire young conductors and composers today.

Beethoven 2020: The Next Generation asks five emerging conductors and composers in their 20s and early 30s why Beethoven still matters in the year 2020. Through their interpretations and compositions they will be giving their personal answers. Each instalment of the cycle will involve performances of Beethoven’s symphonies, alongside a new, short commission in response to Beethoven, selected from our RNS Young Composers’ Competition.

Join us for the complete cycle – right on your doorstep in Carlisle – and find out what Beethoven has to say to you!


This series is supported by Classical Futures Europe and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Classical Futures Europe supports the promotion of emerging talent, pioneering new approaches to concert presentation and the development of new audiences and community participation in classical music. Classical Futures Europe is managed by the European Concert Hall Organisation.