‘Nobly and simply’ was how Elgar described the majestic tune that opens his First Symphony. But appearances can be deceptive, and it’s just the starting point for a musical odyssey filled with courage, passion and epic struggle. Walton’s firecracker overture lights the touchpaper, and together with Thomas Søndergård, pianist Lise de la Salle will dive deep into the dark, tender heart of the world’s favourite piano concerto. This should be much more than just a brief encounter…