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Orchestra of Opera North Concert: Beethoven’s Fifth

About the event

Part of the Kirklees Concert Season 2021/22
Having made an acclaimed recording of all of Beethoven’s works for piano and orchestra with the Orchestra of Opera North, who better to conduct our belated celebration of Beethoven than Howard Shelley?

This Beethoven extravaganza features Leonore No. 3, one of the four overtures Beethoven wrote for his only opera, Fidelio, a condensed epic that encapsulates the opera’s thrilling exploits. The Fourth Piano Concerto features a gripping tussle between soloist and orchestra that some have taken to symbolise Beethoven’s own struggles with his inner demons.

His iconic Fifth Symphony is a heroic journey from darkness to light: its distinctive opening motif “da-da-da-daa” frequently appears in popular culture, from Disney’s Fantasia 2000 to Doctor Who!

Orchestra of Opera North
Conductor & Pianist: Howard Shelley

Beethoven : Overture: Leonore No. 3
Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven : Symphony No. 5

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Huddersfield Tourist Information

Huddersfield Library Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU

01484 223200
Dewsbury Box Office and Town Hall Reception

Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG

01924 324501
Town Halls Box Office

01484 225755

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