European Classics: Emperor

Beethoven’s vast and heroic fifth piano concerto probably gained the epithet Emperor from its English publisher – this concerto has no association with any emperor! Yes it stands proud as one of the most admired works for piano and orchestra in the repertoire.

We are delighted to welcome back the talented pianist George Harliono to perform this magnificent concerto with the Firebird Orchestra.

As the perfect foil to this we have a great symphony by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. An immediate success since its 1943 premiere, many of the musical themes stem from his then-unfinished opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress.

Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat, Op. 72 The Emperor
Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony no. 5 in D

Conductor George Jackson
Piano George Harliono

Tickets: £40, £30, £20
Box office: book online at Ticketsource

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Sep 19 2023


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


St George's Hanover Square
2A Mill Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1FX