This is German Romantic heroism and lyricism on the scale that suits it best. SCO Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati celebrated the Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary with a Beethoven Five as you never heard it before; now it’s the turn of Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine, kicking off with another tenacious battle for good in the overture to Weber’s supernatural opera about a hunter’s pact with the devil. Ground-breaking pianist Robert Levin tackles a more serene work from Beethoven’s middle years.
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Emmanuel Krivine is respected as one of the world’s most distinguished conductors whose elegant and colourful interpretations have made him a favourite with leading orchestras and soloists around the world. From the 2017/18 season, Krivine will take up the post of Music Director at the Orchestre National de France. He has held anumber of important positions in his native France and is regarded as one of the foremost French musicians today.
Pianist Robert Levin has been heard as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He has performed with the orchestras of Berlin, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Montreal and Vienna with such conductors as Bernard Haitink, Sir Neville Marriner, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Joseph Silverstein.