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Music, Sat 14 Oct 2017

BBC Philharmonic

BBC Philharmonic


Concert begins at 7.30pm

BBC Philharmonic
Pietari Inkinen - conductor
Christian Igle Hadland - piano
Beethoven - Symphony No 1
Grieg - Piano Concerto
Sibelius - Symphony No 5

Beethoven dedicated Symphony No 1 to Baron Gottfried van Swieten, his earlier patron. Written in C major, it is clearly indebted to the Classical era and to Beethoven's teacher Joseph Haydn as well as Mozart, but nonetheless Beethoven decorates it with his own personal characteristics, making it his own interpretation of the Classical Symphony.

Grieg's Piano Concerto is one of his most popular works and among the most popular piano concerti. It provides evidence of Grieg's interest in Norweigen folk music, as the theme of the third movement is influenced by Norweigen Halling Dance. The concerto has been used in popular culture, in television shows such as Morecambe and Wise's 1971 Christmas Special. Who better to perform Grieg's only piano concerto than Norwegien-born Christian Ihle Hadland.

The Finnish government commissioned Sibelius to write Symphony No 5 in honour of his fiftieth birthday. The work was premiered by Sibelius himself on his birthday: 9 December 1915. The symphony was inspired by swans in flight, especially evident in the finale. Symphony No 5 is a stunning example of Sibelius' ability to build a symphonic movement on the dynamic development of a single idea.

This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

'It is as if God Almighty had thrown down pieces of a mosaic for heaven's floor and asked me what was the original pattern.' Sibelius on composing Symphony No 5.

Pre-concert talk 6:45pm
Dan Holden discusses this evening's works.
Entry is free to ticket-holders for the concert but space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Your first orchestral concert? Want to know more about what to expect? View [] our newcomers guide.
View [] the seating plan for Leeds Town Hall.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Oct 2017 19:30 to 00:00



    Leeds International Concert Season


    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



    See location of Leeds Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality