There’s no possible way to follow it, so guest conductor Vasily Petrenko looks back to his childhood in the USSR, and starts the concert with the no-holds-barred romance of Khachaturian’s famous Adagio.
Pianist George Li was a medallist in the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow – so who better to join the musical battle-royale of Tchaikovsky’s hugely popular First Piano Concerto?
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireKhachaturian: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from Spartacus, Suite No.2
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm, pre-concert talk. Dr Kate Kennedy explores Walton's arrival on the symphonic stage with his First Symphony, joining the likes of Elgar and Vaughan Williams in this prolific period for English symphonists. Admission free.
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