Southbank Sinfonia makes its German debut in Berlin’s beautiful Konzerthaus. Renowned for its magnificent acoustics, over the centuries the building has hosted performances by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Wagner and countless other musical greats.
Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s new piano concerto takes us to Bosnia and a bridge over the river Drina which stood as a silent witness to four centuries of turbulent history. At the music’s heart sit the lives, relations and destinies of the locals, their tales infused with native folk music. Between the Skies, the River and the Hills also pays homage to Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major and its bounding final movement, fuelled by a Croatian folk tune.
Alongside this are Mozart’s ‘Paris’ Symphony, music designed to leave a lasting impression on its audience, and the startling energy of Beethoven’s Second Symphony.