Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Enrique Mazzola conductor

Till Fellner piano

Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, K466

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Schumann Symphony No. 2

Beethoven’s favourite of all Mozart’s piano concertos, the brooding, dusky colours of his Concerto No. 20 sits alongside Schumann’s Second Symphony. Barely recovered from a series of emotional breakdowns, Schumann encrypted the finale of his symphony with a dedication to his wife, Clara, containing within it a reference to the final song of Beethoven’s song cycle, To the distant beloved.

Before, hear the dazzling pianist Mei Yi Foo perform Hans Abrahamsen's Piano Concerto and a selection of contemporary miniatures in this free performance.

Unfortunately Christoph von Dohnanyi is unable to conduct the concert on Thursday 8 June due to illness. We are very grateful to Enrique Mazzola for kindly stepping in at short notice.