Sir Roger Norrington, dirigent
Robert Schumann: Symphony no. 1 ‘Spring’
Robert Schumann: Symphony no. 2
The two opening concerts of the season are purely Romantic. Schumann’s symphonies are heard as close to the original as they can get, with Sir Roger Norrington taking to the podium. The concerts are followed by a programme of chamber music by Clara Schumann, one of the most celebrated pianists of her day, in honour of the 200th anniversary of her birth.