Overview

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4

Dvořák Symphony No.9 'From the New World'

Sir Mark Elder Conductor

Sunwook Kim Piano

Martin Handley Presenter

In this most lyrical, poetic and fantastical of his concertos, Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, one of his most daring keyboard works – ardent yet melancholy, heroic yet ethereal, anguished yet whimsical. There is a bucolic freeness to its opening, but it only takes a few minutes for it to explode into restless action. Remaining incredibly fresh and abounding with memorable melodies, the Ninth Symphony describes Dvořák’s own spiritual and emotional journey from his intense longing for his beloved Bohemia to the thrill of the “New World” and its varied peoples. Its premiere in New York was a huge success and was proclaimed in the US as “the greatest symphonic work ever composed in this country.”

Book your digital ticket here via the BSO website.   All concerts start at 7.30pm.  

The concert will be available to view on demand for 30 days after the orginal performance until 7.30pm (GMT) on Friday 16 April 2021.