The power of fate
From despair to triumph
Sun 14 May 2017 7pm, Barbican
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is a spiritual experience. Storm-driven twists of fate buffet the music through laments of tragedy and sorrow, and eventually through to a triumphant, life-affirming finale.
MOZART Violin Concerto No 5
Nikolaj Znaider conductor/violin
The last word
Tchaikovsky’s intense, climactic ‘Pathétique’
Sun 4 Jun 2017 7pm, Barbican
Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony is emotional, mature and turbulent. It leaps unpredictably from passionate warmth to anger, disappointment and woe, tugging at the heartstrings of any listener.
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 ('Pathétique')
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor