Frei Aber Froh

June 10, 2023 6:30 PM

Frei Aber Froh

June 10, 2023 6:30 PM

Note that this concert doesn’t take place at the Fidelio Cafe but at the Church of St Andrew’s Holborn. Please follow the link below to book tickets through the Fidelio Orchestra website.

Frei aber froh, Brahms would chime to his friends who poked him on why he would staunchly refuse to get married. It’s a typical sign of Brahms’s witty character that of opening his third symphony with three chords were the notes F-Ab-F are in evidence. When Brahms wrote his third symphony, in 1883, his status as the most accomplished composer in Vienna and – perhaps something he held even dearer – his public acknowledgement as the true heir to Beethoven, was unassailable. It is no surprise therefore that he chose to make of it his most personal one, perhaps unencumbered by the fear of his work being officially approved. The result is a work of exquisite intimacy that deals with love for nature and human beings, freedom and individuality, all against the backdrop of the Austrian fin de siècle society.


Dvorak Cello Concerto in A minor

Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90

Fidelio Orchestra

Valerie Aimard, cello
Raffaello Morales (conductor)

Venue: Church of St Andrew Holborn EC4A3AF


Arrive from 6:30pm to enjoy a drink while the orchestra warms up, take your seat for the concert at 7:00pm and stay for more drinks and snacks available to purchase from the bar. The music lasts about 1h15′ and there will be no interval.

Tickets – available via the Fidelio Orchestra website (click here)

Standard ticket £15

Premium tickets £30 (six front rows)


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