Bangor University Symphony Orchestra
Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University
Sholto Kynoch (piano) , Chris Collins and Andrew Lewis (conductors).
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
The University Orchestra presents a performance of Tchaikovsky’s most loved symphony depicting the composer’s lyrical journey from tragedy to triumph. In the first half, we welcome back internationally-renowned pianist and Bangor University Honorary Fellow Sholto Kynoch to perform Beethoven’s magnificent Third Piano Concerto: an opportunity to showcase Pontio’s brand new Steinway grand piano.
By way of contrast, the concert opens with a remarkably varied sequence of 20th-century masterpieces, including Ligeti’s rarely-performed Atmosphères (1961), familiar from the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Pontio (06 Dec 14)