Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Brahms

Dvořák Daniel BennBook nowDvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Speaker symbol
Soloist Daniel Benn

Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major Speaker symbol

Nineteenth-century Romanticism is hugely to the fore for our second concert, kicking off with the Dvořák, the world's best-known and best-loved cello concerto, performed by the gifted young soloist Daniel Benn in memory of his grandfather, Tony Benn. After the interval the orchestra performs Brahms's Third Symphony, a masterpiece written in a mere four months, of which Clara Schumann wrote to Brahms on February 11, 1884: All the movements seem to be of one piece, one beat of the heart.

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

MahlerBook nowMahler Symphony No. 7 Speaker symbol

Equally not to be missed is our third concert, comprising Mahler's stunning Seventh Symphony, written at the height of his success as conductor and composer, and exemplifying his famous quotation: ‘A symphony must be like the world; it must contain everything.’ The seventh is rightly reckoned rather enigmatic, but contains, after a funeral march, the exquisite 'night music' movements and a demented waltz of a scherzo, an exultant climax.

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Callum SmartRachmaninovBook nowHumperdinck Prelude ‘Hänsel und Gretel’ Speaker symbol

Strauss Serenade for Thirteen Wind Instruments in E flat Speaker symbol

Glazunov Violin concerto in A minor Speaker symbol
Soloist Callum Smart

Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Speaker symbol

Our fourth concert, in sharp contradistinction, consists of four brief and delightfully contrasting works. Humperdinck's tuneful overture to Hansel and Gretel gives way to Richard Strauss' charming chamber serenade for thirteen wind instruments and Glazunov's scintillating violin concerto (starring previous Young Musician of the Year violin winner Callum Smart). Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances (a very late work) winds up the evening in sardonic, sensual style.

Concert location

Concerts are at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, Langley Park School for Boys, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP.

Arriving by car

Free parking is available in front of the hall, with places reserved for disabled drivers and step-free access for wheelchair users. A banner with the words "CONCERT HERE" marks the Hawksbrook Lane turning from South Eden Park Road on concert days. The car park entrance is then approximately 100 meters on the left. 

Arriving by public transport

Trains run from Charing Cross or Hayes (Kent) to Eden Park station every 30 mins. It's advisable to check tfl.gov.uk in case of weekend maintenance work. Bus 352 runs from Bromley North station or from Beckenham to the east end of Hawksbrook Lane about every 20 minutes. Bus 358 runs from Bromley South station or from Beckenham to the west end of Hawksbrook Lane about every 15 minutes (alight at "Elderslie Close").

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