Composing Conductor
Beethoven Symphonies 2

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Thu 4.10.2012, 8 p.m., Beethovenhalle
Composing Conductor

Philharmonia Orchestra London
Esa-Pekka Salonen (Conductor)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 36

Brett Dean:
"Testament" for orchestra (Australia)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major op. 55 ("Sinfonia Eroica")

Composing Conductor

Since 2008 the Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen has been chief conductor of the London-based Philharmonia Orchestra. His association with this orchestra goes back much further: since 1983, when he made his London debut at the age of 25, stepping in at the last minute to conduct a  now-legendary performance of Mahler's Third. Overnight, so to speak, an artist who regarded himself primarily as a conducting composer became a composing conductor at the start of a global career – a fantastic precondition for atmospheric erformances of Brett Dean's "Testament" and Beethoven's second and third symphonies on the second evening of the symphony cycle.

Additional Information:

The events of the r esidency of the Philharmonia Orchestra can be booked together at a discount.
Subscription prices: € 390; 330; 270; 210; 150

"For 8 at 8" Non-bookable reserved seats for students.

7.30 pm
Concert Introduction "All Ears for Half"

This concert is part of the Residency of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Deutsche Welle Festival Concert.

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Sonja Werner

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Sonja Werner

Beethoven: Symphonie No. 2 (iTunes) Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (iTunes)

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