Classical music
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Shostakovich - Symphony No.5

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Rising-star conductor Xian Zhang leads a performance of Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto.

The possible hidden meanings within Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, composed under political pressure from Stalin’s regime, have long fascinated audiences and critics.

Along the way, expect a beautiful melody evoking Carmen, circus-inspired spectacle, and majestic brass chords.

But beyond the Soviet heroism is something more: framed by the musical drama lies the hushed religious contemplation of the third movement, the tender heart of the symphony that moved the audience to tears at its 1937 premiere.

In the first half, Alina Pogostkina, winner of the 2005 International Sibelius Violin Competition, performs Brahms’s memorable Violin Concerto. Framed by two virtuosic outer movements, the gentle second movement features one of the most heartfelt melodies written for violin

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Xian Zhang conductor
Alina Pogostkina violin

Repertoire

Brahms: Violin Concerto
Interval
Shostakovich: Symphony No.5

Dates & times

31 Mar 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £2.50 (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).