This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and in celebration, HSO will perform one of his most loved works, the Violin Concerto, with our Artist in Residence, Natsuko Yoshimoto. The beauty, majesty and compositional perfection of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, easily amongst the greatest of all concertos ever written, occupies a rare musical and spiritual level that is completely its own.
Such an iconic work is complemented by the epic music of contemporary film composer, John Williams. Loved by movie music buffs worldwide, Williams has certainly created the most recognisable musical universe ever to accompany a motion picture. As you would expect from the pen of this brilliant composer, this is music that is grand, poetic, dramatic and lyrical. Whilst some of the works featured here are now well-loved classics, such as Yoda’s Theme, Across the Stars and Rey’s Theme, this concert will also introduce works that have just been newly released, including The Asteroid Field, The Forest Battle and Han Solo and the Princess.