Saturday 13 June 2020   |   7:30pm

Classical Season 2019/20 | RNS at Home

Vogt's Emperor

Lars Vogt conductor/piano
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’
Jörg Widmann Fanfare
Schumann Symphony No.3 ‘Rhenish’

Lots of composers have been given honorary degrees – but only Johannes Brahms responded by writing an overture full of student drinking songs. His friend Robert Schumann, meanwhile, began his third symphony with a sweeping Rhineland vista but ended it at a beer festival. Well, the last concert of Royal Northern Sinfonia’s season calls for a bit of a celebration, and Lars Vogt is going out in the grandest possible style: as both soloist and conductor in Beethoven’s mightiest piano concerto. Beethoven never actually called it ‘The Emperor’ – but with music this magnificent, you can see why the name stuck.

Useful Information

Part of our RNS at Home series.

Concessions available:

  • Gateshead Residents
  • Bar 5 for 18-30s
  • 17 and Under and Unemployed
  • Groups

Buses available from Alnwick, Hexham, and Carlisle.

View our season brochure 2019/20

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Saturday 13 June

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