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Coronavirus update:

Due to current restrictions in light of rising infection rates and in order to protect the safety of artists and staff we are now unable to livestream Monday and Wednesday lunchtime concerts from Leeds Town Hall as previously advertised. Lunchtime audio streams are cancelled until 22 Feb at the earliest. We will review the situation regularly and ask that you check our  websites and social media for further updates. In the meantime stay safe and well.

Swedish Philharmonia (Gävle Symphony Orchestra)

Swedish Philharmonia (Gävle Symphony Orchestra)

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 7 March 2020
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)

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Swedish Philharmonia (Gävle Symphony Orchestra)  
Jaime Martín – conductor
Viktoria Mullova – violin

Tchaikovsky – The Tempest Listen
Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No 2 Listen
Mendelssohn – Symphony No 5 (Reformation) Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Brian Newbould.

The Tempest is a one-movement work that describes Shakespeare’s play in sound; calm seas, Caliban’s devious plotting, and Ferdinand and Miranda’s euphoric love theme.

Prokofiev wrote his second violin concerto (complete with castanets) in Paris, Russia and
Spain where it premiered.

Jewish composer Mendelssohn’s Reformation symphony draws on Catholic liturgy and Lutheran hymn tunes, creating a sense of acceptance – a sentiment as relevant now as it was hundreds of years ago.


A £39.22, B £37.10, C £32.86, D £25.44, E £19.08, O £14.84
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(prices include 6% booking fee) 

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  • Prokofiev has a cynicism combined with a child-like fantasy that is extremely disturbing to me, and so, so beautiful.
    Nicola Benedetti on Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2