Music of contrasting moods brings drama, joyfulness and melancholy to this programme of pieces spanning the development between the classical and romantic periods.

Conductor: Robin Browning

Overture in the Italian Style in D major – Schubert

Piano Concerto in A minor – Schumann Soloist: Richard Uttley

Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Eroica – Beethoven

Schubert wrote two Overtures ‘In the Italian style’ when the craze for Italian opera was sweeping Europe – we present the first of them as the rousing opener to the evening.

Richard Uttley is a young pianist with great experience in chamber music and with a number of recordings under his belt.  We are delighted to be performing the Schumann Piano Concerto with him – a work of great power and lyricism.

We continue our exploration of the work of Beethoven in heroic style with the Symphony No 3 – ‘Eroica’.  The story of whether or not Beethoven wanted to dedicate this to Napoleon and whether or not he changed his mind continues to intrigue.  Either way, it is a significant moment in the development of the symphony and in 2016, a survey for BBC Music Magazine of 151 conductors declared it to be the greatest symphony ever written!

6.30pm – 7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the auditorium 

7.00pm – 7.20pm: Pre-concert interlude in the Octagon Lounge by local music pupils


Dates & times

Sat 3 February  7:30 PM

Ticket prices

£1 - £20