Classical music
Orchestra

Paavo Järvi & Viktoria Mullova

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

A great live performance of Tchaikovsky’s final symphony is among the richest emotional experiences in classical music.

The composer himself called it ‘the best thing I have composed or will ever compose’, and to many listeners it encompasses hope and despair, joy and heartbreak, life and death.

At the height of his powers, Tchaikovsky overturned many of the conventions of the symphony.

The second movement, which at first sounds like a graceful waltz, in fact has an unsettling five beats in a bar.

The third ends with a blaze of brass and percussion which would have made the perfect triumphant finale, and the actual finale, marked ‘Adagio Lamentoso’, ends with a devastating descent into silence.

But first, violinist Viktoria Mullova brings her exceptional musicianship to Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. It casts its spell with soulful melody, rhythmic power and flights of virtuosity.

Mullova is a regular collaborator with conductor Paavo Järvi, whose most recent performance with the Philharmonia was praised for "absolute precision, full-bodied sound, a lethal punch" (The Times)

absolute precision, full-bodied sound, a lethal punch
The Times

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Paavo Järvi conductor
Viktoria Mullova violin

Repertoire

Beethoven: Overture, Egmont
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Interval
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 (Pathétique)

Dates & times

11 May 2019
Approximate run time: 125 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£12, £19, £28, £36, £45, £58

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 -– 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Ticketing
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Moscow Nights (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Philharmonia at the Movies (14 Feb 2019) and Music of Today: Wu Wei Artist Portrait (5 Apr 2019).