Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the twinning of Oxford with the German city of Bonn in 1947, one of the first official Anglo-German links to be formally established after the war. The culmination of a week of special events throughout Oxford, Marios Papadopoulos and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra honour Bonn’s most famous son in a programme dedicated to two towering masterpieces. Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ concerto was conceived under fire as Napoleon’s forces surrounded Vienna, yet it conveys a tenderness and beauty far removed from the sounds of the battlefield. His fifth symphony remains among the most recognisable in the entire history of the genre; an exhilarating work of dramatic power.
Supported by the H. K. Leventis Foundation
Pre-concert Recital, 6.30pm
Young Artists’ Platform
A chance to hear talented young musicians in recital.
Concert presented by John Suchet: Classic FM presenter, broadcaster and celebrated author, John Suchet, returns to the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra to share his passion for Beethoven and sign copies of his acclaimed books during the interval of the concert.