Royal Northern Sinfonia

Tuesday 20 February 7:30pm Classical Music Family Music
Tickets £11.50 to £39.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: Doors open at 6pm. Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes, estimated end time: 9.20pm

Important Information

Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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Dinis Sousa      conductor
Julian Bliss       clarinet

Prokofiev         Classical Symphony
Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven       Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’

Prokofiev cultivated a reputation as an enfant terrible at the beginning of his career so his Classical Symphony, written in the year of the Bolshevik Revolution, was unexpected to say the least. The kind of symphony that Haydn might have written, had he lived 100 years longer, this compact modern classic is full of familiar Haydnesque gestures but with Prokofiev’s trademark rhythmic and harmonic edge. It’s a world apart from Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony of 1805 whose sheer scale and emotional extremes marked a revolutionary moment in music.

Separating these sharply contrasting symphonies, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is performed by British clarinettist Julian Bliss. Marked for stardom from an early age (he turned professional at the age of 12), he quickly joined the ranks of the world’s greatest and is now an audience favourite in concert halls from New York to New Zealand. His light-touch virtuosity is tailor–made for the gentle poignancy and lyricism of this late Mozart masterpiece, which memorably formed part of the soundtrack for Sydney Pollack’s Oscar-winning movie, Out of Africa.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.20pm in the auditorium: Julian Bliss in conversation.

Season Ticket and Multibuy Package Discounts
12 concerts – Save 30%
10 -11 concerts – Save 25%
7 – 9 concerts – Save 20%
5 – 6 concerts – Save 15%
3 – 4 concerts – Save 10%

Groups 10+
Save 20% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our  Group Sales team on 0115 989 5555 to book.

Groups 20+
Save 30% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 989 5555 to book.

Family and Friends Ticket
£68 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults and £6 for each additional child). You’ll also get a free programme. Please note: We welcome children aged 7+ to Nottingham Classics concerts.

Under 26s
Ticket £5 (excluding £11.50 seats). To purchase these tickets you must be under 26 at the time of purchase. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.

Teacher Rate
If you’re a teacher/university lecturer or a trainee teacher, then you and one guest can hear any Nottingham Classics concert for half price (excluding £11.50 seats). You can also make group bookings for your students and get the under 26 rate of £5 for each student. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book.

Bargain Seats
£9.50 available from 12pm on the day of the concert. By phone 0115 989 5555, online, or at the Box Office counter. Subject to availability.

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