J. Brahms - Haydn Variations, op.56a
J. Brahms - Symphony no.2, op.73
Who better than Brahms to kick off a new Fidelio concert season? In this concert dedicated to the nineteenth century German giant, the Fidelio Orchestra will perform Brahms’ Haydn Variations and his Second Symphony. The Haydn Variations are based on ‘Saint Anthony’s Chorale’ a tune purported to have been written by Joseph Haydn. Brahms’ Second Symphony, meanwhile, is a piece of momentous contrasts, interweaving melancholy and joy; in fact, Brahms wrote to his editor in 1877 that he had “never written anything as sad, and the score must come out in mourning”.
The performance will be preceded by drinks and a discussion with accomplished Gramophone music critic, Peter Quantrill. After the concert, you’re all welcome to join the orchestra at the Fidelio Cafe for food, drinks and mingling with the players.
You’ll get a free drink at the cafe if you post a photo of the concert and tag @fideliorchestra on Instagram - just show us your post at the bar!