The rhythm, the joy, the sheer headlong energy: there’s a reason why many music-lovers list the Seventh as their favourite Beethoven symphony. It’s one of those pieces that makes you feel glad to be alive; and the same goes for Grieg’s much-loved, deeply romantic Piano Concerto. The brilliant, GRAMMY-nominated Joyce Yang will make it sparkle like it’s new. Meanwhile we welcome the great Dutch maestro Edo de Waart to conduct James MacMillan’s haunting, impassioned Larghetto.