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Age of Anxiety

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

William Walton was the original angry young composer.

So forget everything you thought you knew about British music: Walton’s First Symphony is a cry of rage from an age of anxiety, a controlled explosion of anger, ardour and shattering power.

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?

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor
George Li piano

Repertoire

Khachaturian: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from Spartacus, Suite No.2
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1
Interval
Walton: Symphony No.1

Dates & times

27 Mar 2019
Approximate run time: 125 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£10, £14, £19, £25, £32, £39, £46, £65

Multi-buy discount
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). Events must be in the 2018/19 season.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Related events
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.

Ticketing
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)