Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Laurence Olivier's film of Henry V broke new ground in several artistic aspects; not least of these was Walton's score, which brilliantly achieved a convincing “period” feel. The movements of the concert suite are arranged in a neat, symmetrical arch, packed with beautiful tunes – rousing, tender and melancholy. For all its warmth, melodic generosity and seeming spaciousness, Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony is also an intricate, highly sophisticated work. The tonal ambiguity of its opening is ultimately resolved in radiant orchestral polyphony, recalling the spirit of the Elizabethan choral masters.
All BSO concerts this autumn will be available to watch from home, as digital livestream concerts direct from Lighthouse. Book your digital ticket here via the BSO website. All concerts start at 7.30pm.
We know that, while you are considering booking tickets for this great show, you will be thinking about what we at Lighthouse are doing to keep you as safe as we can from COVID-19. You can find out all about our COVID-secure measures HERE. We can’t wait to see you soon.