Sunday 5 February 2023, 3pm

GUERRA-PEIXE Suite Pernambucana

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

BEETHOVEN Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Neil Thomson – Conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason – Piano

Guest Conductor Neil Thomson enjoys a long-standing relationship with the RTWSO. Due to his current relationship with the Goiás Philharmonic in Brazil, he has become something of an expert on Brazilian music and so we asked him to bring something warm and sunny from Brazil to cheer up our chilly February. Suite Pernambucana by Guerra-Peixe is just the ticket, with its vibrant Brazilian rhythms and infectious tunes. Isata Kanneh-Mason, performing with the RTWSO for the first time, brings us the perfect contrast with Prokofiev’s third piano concerto. The concert ends with Beethoven’s cheerful and somewhat light-hearted Eighth Symphony.