Tuesday 20 Nov 2018, 7.30pmBedford Corn Exchange, Bedford

Philharmonia Box Office : 020 7921 3907

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay conductor

Oliver Wass harp

William Alwyn Lyra Angelica


Haydn Symphony No. 64

Schubert Symphony No. 3

The harp takes centre stage in English composer William Alwyn's magical concerto, Lyra Angelica (Angels' Songs), performed by award-winning harpist Oliver Wass. At the heart of the concert there is the opportunity to hear Haydn's Symphony No. 64: between the shifting moods of the exhilarating opening movement and the mercurial finale comes an expansive Largo exuding a sense of timelessness, and a stately Minuet and Trio. Haydn's influence can then be heard in Schubert's Symphony No. 3, written when he was just 18 and brimming with youthful vitality and invention.

Oliver Wass is supported by the Hattori Foundation for Music and the Arts