Saturday 10 Jan 2015, 7.30pmDorking Halls, Dorking

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Domingo Hindoyan conductor

Ji Liu piano

Grieg Holberg Suite, Op. 40

Schumann Piano Concerto

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Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Wagner referred to Beethoven’s Seventh as the ‘apotheosis of the dance’, noting that rhythm is the music’s prime motivating force. Throughout the symphony, Beethoven takes a small rhythmic idea and runs with it over and over as if mesmerized by the intoxicating power of its repetition, climaxing in a final coda of overwhelming joy and excitement. Alongside, the quiet beauty of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, the première of which was given by Schumann’s wife, Clara, on New Year’s Day, 1846.

Ji Liu’s performance with the Philharmonia Orchestra is supported by the Hattori Foundation for Music and the Arts.