The Beethoven Society was founded in 1888 and has met without a break since then. The Society gives classical music concerts in aid of both local and national charities. We do not purely perform works by Beethoven; rather the name is kept as a tribute to the long and illustrious history of the orchestra.  We are a group of musicians dedicated to playing good music, enjoying ourselves, and helping to raise money for charities at the same time.

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Saturday November 29th 2014, 7:30pm

Christ Church
Darley Avenue
West Didsbury
M20 2ZD

Our November concert will be unreservedly romantic in flavour. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet will be played out in Tchaikovsky’s picturesque and dramatic manner followed by an equally colourful but rather more wistful piece, Cappricio Bohemien composed by Rachmaninov shortly before his First Symphony and his subsequent mental breakdown. This emotional rollercoaster will be rounded off with Berlioz’s Harold in Italy which features a significant solo part for viola characterising Byron’s wandering hero, Harold.


Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Overture

Rachmaninov, Capriccio Bohemien

Berlioz, Harold in Italy


Kimi Makino (viola)
Romeo and Juliet


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