Past Event

A Child of Our Time

5 Feb 2019

Philharmonia Orchestra
Brighton Festival Chorus
Roderick Cox
conductor
Trio Isimsiz
Gweneth Ann Rand
soprano
Ronnita Miller mezzo
Noah Stewart tenor
Jonathan Lemalu bass

Beethoven Piano Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major Op. 56
Tippett A Child of Our Time

Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, was inspired by the assassination in 1938 of a German diplomat by a young Jewish refugee, and the Nazi government's violent reaction against its Jewish population, called ‘Kristallnacht’. 

The oratorio, which has five African-American spirituals at its heart was composed at the start of WWII and reflects the experiences of oppressed people, carrying a strongly pacifist message of ultimate understanding and reconciliation. 

Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, popularly known as the Triple Concerto, is performed by young artists Trio Isimsiz. This special concert is performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra alongside Brighton Festival Chorus and a cast of world-class soloists and promises a deeply emotional journey and particularly poignant end to our 2019 Festival programme. 

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