Sunday 18 Nov 2018

Reading Concert Hall 4:00pm

Ben Goldscheider

Ben Goldscheider

Conductor: Ian Brown

Horn: Ben Goldscheider

“Phrasings emerged supremely well-articulated; the notes’ golden flow never stopped”
BBC Young Musician Final 2016, Geoff Brown, The Times

Schumann: Manfred Overture
Strauss: Horn Concerto No 2
Sibelius: Symphony No 5

Since reaching the Final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2016, Ben Goldscheider has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting horn players of his generation, selected as BBC Music Magazine’s “Rising Star” and Gramophone Magazine’s “One to Watch”. This season he makes his Proms debut with the BBC Concert Orchestra. HSO is delighted that Ben will play Strauss’s lyrical and virtuosic Horn Concerto No 2. Written some six decades after its predecessor, the concerto brims over with the colourful musical language characteristic of Strauss’s maturity.

Jean Sibelius composed his stirring Fifth Symphony for his 50th birthday but it took three attempts at the work before he was happy with it. The intense opening figure grows to the symphony’s heroic conclusion inspired, famously, by a flight of swans wheeling over the Finnish countryside.

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Tickets will become available after the summer.


  • £18/£14/£12 adult
  • U16s/Students half price
  • Groups: 1 in 8 free
  • 1 child free with accompanying adult (£14 and £12 tickets)

Tickets will also be available from Reading Arts from mid-September.

Tickets – HSO Box office: 01235 859210 or request via our contact form.