Aurora Orchestra

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Eroica By Heart

Tom Service presenter
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon conductor

Strauss Metamorphosen
Presentation on Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ symphony with Tom Service and Nicholas Collon


Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 (‘Eroica’) (50’)

No symphony pulses more vigorously with the rhythms of political protest than Beethoven's 'Eroica' whose defiant opening chords mark the arrival of the Romantic symphony. In their novel introduction, BBC Radio 3's Tom Service and conductor Nicholas Collon dismantle and reassemble this groundbreaking work, with the help of live excerpts, before the Aurora Orchestra gets under the skin of the work by performing the complete symphony from memory.

The concert also includes Richard Strauss's 1945 Metamorphosen. Scored for 23 solo strings, this ecstatic, elegiac work closes with an 'Eroica' quotation that mourns the devastation brought about by another, even darker, political regime.

“It was so much more than a memory test for the sake of it – this was truly live in every sense... their Beethoven was full of fizz, energy and infectious spirit, one of the most vivid live performances of this symphony I have experienced.” - Bachtrack

This concert is presented in partnership with Orchestras Live

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £36, £29, U25's £9
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Prices include £2 booking fee

This event is promoted by The Apex in partnership with Orchestras Live.