Thursday 19 Nov 2015, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Paavo Järvi conductor

Samuel Coles flute

Haydn Symphony No. 100, Military

Nielsen Flute Concerto


Nielsen Symphony No. 5

Both Haydn and Nielsen rejoiced in the unconventional, lulling audiences into a false sense of security before suddenly taking them out of their comfort zones. In his 100th Symphony, Haydn startles his listeners with a ‘military’ outburst during the slow movement, whereas Nielsen lets rip with a side-drum frenzy that threatens to obliterate the entire orchestra.

This concert is part of the Paavo Järvi: Nielsen Cycle series