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re:connect – Awakening (5.00pm & 7.30pm) See more

The penultimate concert in the re:connect series explores the theme of ‘awakening’. Alongside works by Sibelius and Nielsen, the performance features Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Written as a birthday gift for his wife Cosima, she woke on Christmas morning 1869 to it being performed on the stairs of their home. The concert closes with Mozart’s Symphony No 34, the last symphony written in Salzburg before ‘awakening’ his independent career in Vienna and beyond.

Saturday 5 December 5.00pm & 7.30pm

re:connect – Isolation and Friendship – online concert See more

The third concert in our re:connect series explores the themes of isolation and friendship. Featuring works by Britten and Prokofiev written specifically for friends of the composers, the performance will also showcase two new works by Welsh composer Huw Watkins. How is taken from new music project Eight Songs From Isolation, written during lockdown by eight contemporary composers, whilst his setting of three Welsh folk songs was written to celebrate the 60th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales.

15 October to 14 November 2020

re:connect – Isolation and Friendship (5.00pm & 7.30pm) Sold Out

The third concert in our re:connect series explores the themes of isolation and friendship. Featuring works by Britten and Prokofiev written specifically for friends of the composers, the performance will also showcase two new works by Welsh composer Huw Watkins. How is taken from new music project Eight Songs From Isolation, written during lockdown by eight contemporary composers, whilst his setting of three Welsh folk songs was written to celebrate the 60th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Saturday 10 October 5.00pm & 7.30pm

re:connect – Love, Lies and Justice – online concert See more

Drawing on a remarkable archive of family letters and diaries, Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of a senior Nazi and fugitive, SS Brigadeführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter. Following the war, he spent three years as a fugitive, before attempting to flee to Argentina on the ‘ratline’. He died unexpectedly, in July 1949, a few days after spending a weekend with an ‘old comrade’. What happened to Otto Wächter, and how did he die?

12 November to 11 December 2020

re:connect – Love, Lies and Justice (5.00pm & 7.30pm) See more

Drawing on a remarkable archive of family letters and diaries, Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of a senior Nazi and fugitive, SS Brigadeführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter. Following the war, he spent three years as a fugitive, before attempting to flee to Argentina on the ‘ratline’. He died unexpectedly, in July 1949, a few days after spending a weekend with an ‘old comrade’. What happened to Otto Wächter, and how did he die?

Saturday 7 November 5.00pm & 7.30pm

re:connect – Night – online concert See more

Thirteen is definitely a lucky number in tonight's concert, which begins with Nightscape (The Horniman Serenade) for thirteen musicians, conducted by its composer, Eleanor Alberga. This is followed by Mozart's Serenade for Winds No 10 in B flat, the 'Gran Partita'.

26 November to 25 December 2020

re:connect – Overcoming Distance – Online concert See more

The programme opens with solos for cello, clarinet and horn by Bach, Messiaen and MacMillan, before the orchestra comes together to perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 4 and Copland’s Quiet City, culminating in Mozart’s exhilarating Symphony No 29. The concert will be streamed online from 7.30pm on Thursday 1 October and will be available for 30 days from the initial broadcast.

1 October to 30 October 2020
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