Classical music
Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra - Shostakovich & Rachmaninov

Part of Classical Season

Long Yu returns to the Philharmonia Orchestra to conduct an all-Russian programme including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2.

Epic, towering, all-encompassing, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto holds at its heart one of the most achingly beautiful slow movements of all time.

Shostakovich’s Fifth is arguably the most dramatic and thrilling symphony of the 20th century. Composed under acute political pressure from Stalin’s regime, the symphony’s intention and meaning is a tangled mystery, but its musical power is extraordinary.

The first movement is a mini-symphony in itself, moving from its oblique opening theme, to mechanized pandemonium and a beautiful, yearning melody. A sarcastic waltz, elegiac slow movement and coruscating march-like finale lead to the final valedictory theme.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Long Yu conductor
George Li piano

Repertoire

Glinka: Overture, Ruslan and Lyudmila
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2
Interval
Shostakovich: Symphony No.5

Dates & times

23 Nov 2017
Approximate run time: 150 mins

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£11 - £55
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)
£11, £18, £27, £35, £42, £55

Concessions

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Ticketing
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These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Christmas Classics (10 Dec 2017) and December Carols at Christmas (14 Dec 2017).

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