Classical music

Moscow Nights

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

There’s a good reason why Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto is one of the world’s favourite classics.

Like any true classic, it always sounds new – and in the hands of a pianist as insightful and skilled as the young British superstar Benjamin Grosvenor, it will never have sounded fresher.

Conductor Alondra de la Parra brings her signature verve to an all-Russian concert that begins with Glinka’s firecracker of an overture, and ends in the triumph of Tchaikovsky’s unashamedly autobiographical Fifth Symphony: music that the composer wanted to be played ‘with passion and desire’.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Alondra de la Parra conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor piano


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

Dates & times

19 Oct 2018
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £65
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

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Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. Admission free.

Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 4 events (10% discount)
5 – 7 events (15% discount)
8 – 10 events (20% discount)
11 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)