Music director candidate Perry So leads the orchestra in works by Haydn and Bruckner, the former an brilliant example of the classical style in its twilight and the latter a demonstration of conventional form and harmonic language pushed to its limit. Coined the ‘Miracle’ symphony for popular story involving its premiere and the audience’s narrow escape from a falling chandelier, Haydn’s Symphony No. 95 stands as the first member of the London symphonies (Nos. 93-104) first performed to the public. Bruckner’s monumental 6th symphony rounds out the program with the incredibly progressive harmonic language and ambitious proportions that characterized musical romanticism in the dawn of the avant garde.