Brahms Odyssey

Explore the orchestra with Britten's lively guide, Bates' modern movie tour, and Brahms' emotive final symphony.

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Fun for people of all ages, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra uses a catchy theme to introduce different instruments in the orchestra one by one, making it a great way to learn about the symphony.
  • Former Resident Composer Mason Bates invokes the spirit of Disney’s classic Fantasia in his Grammy-winning concerto for orchestra and animated film, guided by a mischievous sprite.
  • Brahms’ fourth and final symphony is a deeply emotional, poignant masterpiece. Even though he lived on for more than a decade after its premiere, it was the last symphony Brahms ever wrote and many consider it to be the pinnacle of his career.

Concerts Should Be Fun

Take selfies at the photo booth, sip a signature cocktail at your seat, and arrive early for the free 30-minute pre-concert talk, starting one hour before each performance.

  • Bring drinks to your seats
  • Clap when you hear something you like
  • Phones on and in silent mode allowed

The Program

Benjamin BrittenYoung Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Mason BatesPhilharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra

Johannes BrahmsSymphony No.4

Season Partner

Lesher Foundation


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