Classical music
Orchestra

Shostakovich - Leningrad Symphony

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Yuri Temirkanov brings a personal connection to the Leningrad Symphony, dedicated to the city whose orchestra he has led for over 30 years.

Whether Shostakovich originally wrote it in response to the Second World War is unknown, but from the start of the famous ‘Invasion’ march of the first movement, his symphony resonated with audiences across Russia and beyond.

Composed on an epic scale, the music crosses landscapes, from understated string melodies to fierce attacking brass.

Alongside it we hear a youthful work by Shostakovich’s contemporary Sergei Prokofiev.

Featuring twinkling melodies and his trademark light touch, Prokofiev’s fleeting First Piano Concerto moves effortlessly from grand orchestral phrases to mischievous passages for the soloist.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Denis Matsuev piano

Repertoire

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2
Interval
Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 (Leningrad)

Dates & times

4 Apr 2019
Approximate run time: 140 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (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).