Exeter : Great Hall - Kissed by a Rose

The Great Hall, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4PY

Tel: 01392 726363

Exeter : Great Hall  - Kissed by a Rose


Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Vassily Sinaisky CONDUCTOR

Imogen Cooper : Piano


Programme :

Le Corsaire Overture

Piano Concerto No.25

Romeo & Juliet: Love Scene

R Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier Suite


Der Rosenkavalier was the fifth of Strauss’ operas – the work which brought him his greatest fame and financial success. Set in the golden age of Viennese high society, filled to its limits with courtly intrigue, amorous entanglements and gender confusion, with echoes of a Mozart farce, it tells the story of the magic of love at first sight; of nostalgia, self-sacrifice and the passing of time. The suite captures the most celebrated moments from the original score, from the opening bold and erotic horn call to its most famous waltzes, full of melodic splendour and harmonic richness.

In less than three years, Mozart wrote twelve piano concertos, a series of masterpieces to delight the mind, charm and seduce the ear, and pierce the heart. Of them all, No. 25 is the biggest, grandest and most sonorous. Separating itself from the tragic manner of its immediate predecessor, it represents the C Major summit of the 30-year-old composer’s Viennese style. It is a masterpiece – not only magisterial but moving – broad and splendid, yet keenly detailed. The ardour of its melodies, the delicacy of orchestral colour and the finesse of poetic detail make Berlioz’ setting of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of doomed lovers like no other in music, born out of his infatuation with Harriet Smithson. In contrast, his swashbuckling overture is filled with dazzling sonic and dramatic effects right from the start, with two whiplash opening chords followed by a great rushing-scale passage that together are quintessential Berlioz.


Tickets on sale from 7 September.

Call 01392 493493

Email boxoffice@exeternorthcott.co.uk


Guide Prices

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Adult£38.00 per ticket

Booking fees may apply
Concessions and group discounts available





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  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

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  • Car parking - Some current building work on campus makes parking slightly restricted. However a free bus service is available from the car parks at the top of the campus or from city centre. Contact 01392 832405 more information.

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