11 May 2024

Borodin  Prince Igor
Strauss  Suite in B-flat major
Brahms  Symphony No 2 

11 May 2024 7.30 pm

Connor Lyster, Alec Frank-Gemmill conductors

It took Brahms years to complete his first symphony. The second was written in a single summer in the Austrian Alps. Of it, his friend Theodor Billroth wrote: "How beautiful it must be in Pörtschach. It is all rippling streams, blue sky, sunshine and cool green shadows". It’s a joyful second foray into the symphonic form.

As usual we welcome two conductors at the start of their careers for May’s concert.