Saturday 14 November 2020   |   7:30pm

Carlisle Beethoven 2020: The Next Generation 5

The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Nuno Coelho conductor
Soloists tba
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Beethoven Leonore Overture No.3 (14’)
Kristina Arakelyan New Commission (8’)
Beethoven Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’ (65’)

Our Beethoven cycle draws to a close with the raw power and drama of Beethoven’s majestic giant: Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’ – one of the greatest achievements in classical music history. No less dramatic, Leonore Overture No.3 depicts the heroic tale of the oppressed turning on repressive tyrants.

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!

Venue Information

The Sands Centre
Carlisle, CA1 1JQ
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Please note, all seating is unreserved.


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.


Saturday 14 November