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.