Mahler’s work in RCH concert

The Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra are the latest visitors to the Royal Concert Hall as part of the 2013-2014 Nottingham Classics season.

Conducted by Stephane Deneve, they will be performing two richly contrasting works in their concert on Sunday, October 20, starting at 7.30pm.

First up will be Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5, the ‘Turkish’, featuring soloist Henning Kraggerud.

Almost operatic in character, few pieces of that period made such demands on the performer as this concerto, whose Turkish stylings in the finale give the work its nickname.

Then, it’s on to Mahler’s massive and powerful Sixth Symphony, a work written at one of the happiest periods in the composer’s life, but with an air of tragedy that seemed to foreshadow the calamities that were soon to befall him.

Tickets are £10-£32.50, available from the box office on 0115 9895555.

Earlier that day, the latest in the Sunday Morning Piano Series Recitals takes place at the same venue, from 11am.

Ishay Shaer will be performing Bach/Brahms’s Chaconne for the Left Hand (from the Violin Partita No 2) plus works by Beethoven, Ravel and Chopin.

Tickets are £10, including coffee/tea/fruit juice and cake.