The long awaited Schumann Symphony Cycle is finally here! Over the next two weeks, Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati will direct the full cycle of Schumann’s symphonies.
Ticciati described Schumann as one of his perfect composers and has often spoken about how important poetry, colour and story are to Schumann’s music. Hear what else Ticciati had to say about Schumann when these concerts were announced.
The first concert will feature Schumann's exuberant Symphony No 1 'Spring' - see the video below for a sneak preview! The performance will also include Schumann’s Symphony No 4 along with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 25 featuring British pianist Paul Lewis.
In the second concert SCO will perform Schumann’s uplifting Symphony No 2 and the much-loved Symphony No 3 ‘Rhenish’. A violin concerto by one of Schumann’s best-loved composers completes the concert: Brahms, played by the electrifying and refined Russian violinist, Alina Pogostkina
Symphonies preoccupied Schumann throughout his 30s; the first took just four days to be born, others cost him years of effort. He once wrote: “Music — so different from painting — is the art which we enjoy most in company with others.” Come and share in what promises to be one of the highlights of the Season. Book your tickets here