NSO to play Wagner, Brahms and Strauss

Nottingham Symphony Orchestra will be giving its first concert of 2014 at the city’s Albert Hall on Saturday, March 15.

The performance, to be conducted by Derek Williams, features three pieces, two of which will showcase the talents of acclaimed soloists.

The concert begins with the Immolation Scene from Wagner’s Gotterdammerung, the final section of the last opera in the composer’s gargantuan cycle The Ring.

It will see the orchestra join forces with soprano soloist Rachel Nicholls.

This will be followed by a performance of Brahms’s Violin Concerto, with Bradley Creswick returning to the stage with NSO to appear as the soloist.

The third work is Richard Strauss’s epic Alpine Symphony, a massive tone poem full of highly descriptive passages and requiring a very large orchestra to convey all of the timbres and colours that are conjured up by the composer.

The concert will get under way at 7.30pm and tickets are £13 for the back stalls, while other seats are £11. Concessions for under 21s are £6. Tickets are available from the Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on 0115 941 9419.