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image for Music item typeBeethoven Symphony Cycle I at Saffron Hall

Music, Sat 27 May 2017

Saffron Hall Auditorium

Saffron Hall Auditorium

Contact

Tom Dickinson

01799 588535

Address

Audley End Road,
Saffron Walden,
Essex,
CB11 4UH

Details

"Adès makes you hear things with which you thought you were familiar as if they were completely new" wrote the Guardian's Tom Service and in this Beethoven Symphony cycle, the enthralling composer and conductor Thomas Adès is sure to shed new light on these monuments of orchestral repertoire. Over the course of three years Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès will perform all nine Beethoven symphonies, partnering these masterworks with the deft, audacious and sometimes explosive music of the wonderfully idiosyncratic Irish composer, Gerald Barry.

In the opening concert of this three-year project, we hear Beethoven's witty first symphony paired with the virtuosic second. These are complemented by Gerald Barry's powerful setting of Beethoven's love letter to his 'immortal beloved'.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Sat 27 May 2017 19:30
Saffron Hall & Norwich Pre-Concert Talk, 6.30pm: Mark Stone discusses Gerald Barry's Beethoven.

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Directions

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Map reference: TL 532377  Lat: 52.01711 Long: 0.23141

Saffron Hall is minutes from the centre of Saffron Walden and close to the M11.

If travelling northbound along the M11, exit at junction 8 and follow the signs to Hertford (A120) and then Saffron Walden (B1383). Soon after the turning to Audley End station on the left, turn right along Walden road/Wenden road. Once you reach the top of the hill, turn right at the t-junction and Saffron Hall is almost immediately on your right, on the site of Saffron Walden County High School.

If travelling southbound along the M11, exit at junction 10 and follow the signs to Saffron Walden via the A505, A1301, then B1383. Once you have driven past Audley end house and the Audley End estate turn left along Walden road/Wenden road. Once you reach the top of the hill turn right at the t-junction and Saffron Hall is almost immediately on your right, on the site of Saffron Walden County High School. Note that junction 9 of the M11 has restricted access.

Saffron Hall has ample free on-site parking, including parking for blue badge holders.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Audley End station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups