The Full Works Concert: Wednesday 14 January 2015, 8pm

The first of two exclusive live concerts featuring the brilliant Gustavo Dudamel with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra.

Concerts given by the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra under their Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, with his rock-star status, are always the hottest classical music ticket of the year, selling out within just hours of going on sale. Made up of 200 vibrant, charismatic and brilliant performers between the ages of 17 and 30, the orchestra is the flagship of Venezuela's El Sistema orchestral academic programme. 

Tonight and tomorrow we are exclusively broadcasting their two concerts from the Royal Festival Hall in London. Hear Jane and Catherine introduce the concerts here:

Tonight’s concert features Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 and orchestral excerpts from Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Beethoven: Symphony No.5

Wagner: Das Rheingold,
Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from 

Wagner: Götterdämmerung,
Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music 

Wagner: Siegfried
Forest Murmurs

Wagner: Die WalküreRide of the Valkyries