NB: This concert takes place in the Great Hall at Liverpool Hope University's Creative Campus. There is a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm
Borodin – In The Steppes of Central Asia
Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor
Sibelius – Symphony No.2 in D major
Conductor: Teresa Riveiro Böhm
Piano: Luke Jones
LMO is taking a trip to the Steppes of Central Asia and the Finnish Tundra for the final concert of their season. Borodin’s symphonic poem, In The Steppes of Central Asia, is one of his most popular works and depicts an interaction between a caravan of Central Asians and a group of Russian troops as they accompany them across the steppe lands of the Caucasus.
The orchestra welcomes back Luke Jones after his stellar performance of Chopin’s Second Concerto, to perform Schumann’s ever popular Piano Concerto, a work that amply demonstrates Schumann’s capacity for virtuosity and melody in equal measure.
The concert ends with Sibelius’s glorious Second Symphony, a work which Sibelius himself said was a “confession of the soul”. You can picture the Finnish landscape as Sibelius takes us on a journey from a pastoral opening to an evocative slow movement, a bustling scherzo and one of the most uplifting finales of any symphony in the repertoire.
LMO's season finale will be deftly directed under the baton of Teresa Riveiro Böhm, Leverhulme Conducting Fellow from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
£15 Adult, £13.50 Senior Citizens, £5 Students in full time education, FREE 16 and under when accompanied by a paying adult