What's on at Strode Theatre
The Mid Somerset Orchestra presents BEETHOVEN 3RD PIANO CONCERTO (MSO) Saturday 27 November 7:30PM
- Conductor: Robert Weaver
- Leader: Hywel Jenkins
- Music by: Beethoven, Haydn
- Soloist: Nicola Meecham
- Tickets: £14 / £13 / 18 & under £3
- Venue: Theatre
Beethoven: Overture The Creatures of Prometheus
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 3
Haydn: Symphony no 101 The Clock
Following enforced pandemic silence, the Mid-Somerset Orchestra returns to present a Belated celebration of 250 years since the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.
The MSO welcomes Robert Weaver as guest conductor for this concert.
Robert comes to the orchestra with considerable professional experience as both conductor and violinist. The concert will open with Beethoven’s celebrated overture to his ballet The Creations of Prometheus (1801).
The orchestra also welcomes Nicola Meecham as soloist in Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto. Internationally acclaimed for both performances and recordings, Nicola has performed a wide-ranging repertoire in all the major concert halls and at prestigious festivals. The concerto was first performed in 1803 with the composer as soloist.
Joseph Haydn was one of Beethoven’s teachers. His Clock Symphony was first performed in 1794 to great popular acclaim during the second of his two visits to London. The symphony earns its name for the “tick tock” motive which opens the second movement.