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The Bedford Corn Exchange promotes a programme of live events featuring performers from the worlds of comedy, theatre and music. We are also proud to boast one of only two UK residencies of the Philharmonia Orchestra outside London.

 

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Date: Tuesday 20th November Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Main Auditorium

Philharmonia Orchestra: Youth &amp; Beauty

Philharmonia Orchestra: Youth & Beauty

 

YOUTH & BEAUTY

 

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin/director

Oliver Wass harp

ALWYN Lyra Angelica, Concerto for

harp and strings

HAYDN Symphony No. 64

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3

 

The harp takes centre stage in English composer William Alwyn’s magical concerto, Lyra Angelica (Angels’ Songs), performed by award-winning harpist Oliver Wass. At the heart of the concert there is the opportunity to hear Haydn’s Symphony No. 64: between the shifting moods of the exhilarating opening movement and the mercurial finale comes an expansive Largo exuding a sense of timelessness, and a stately Minuet and Trio. Haydn’s influence can then be heard in Schubert’s Symphony No. 3, written when he was just 18 and brimming with youthful vitality and invention.

 


 

Priority booking opens to Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra at 10am on Tuesday 17 April. Become a friend of the orchestra here and access priority booking.

 

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