Symphony in the spotlight at Royal Concert Hall

The Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham is hosting a concert event entitled Discovering Shostakovich on Wednesday, January 11.

Friday, 6th January 2017, 9:00 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:02 pm

It features the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Collon and presenter Stephen Johnson.

Between them, they will be dissecting and then performing Shostakovich’s wartime masterpiece, the Eighth Symphony.

Stephen Johnson - a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio Three - offers fascinating insights into this conflicted work and its creator, with live orchestral illustrations from the orchestram, before a complete performance of the symphony.

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Tickets are £11. Call the box office on 0115 9895555.

Photo by Benjamin Ealovega