With a musical career spanning sixty years that has made him a household name, Vladimir Ashkenazy is one of the great musicians of our time.
Joining him on stage is acclaimed violinist Sayaka Shoji, who performs Brahms’s ambitious Violin Concerto.
Opening innocently from a single melodic line, the music grows to a symphonic scale, revealing some of Brahms’s most emotionally charged music. At the centre of it all is the violin – at some points wild and tempestuous, at others infinitely tender.
RepertoireGrieg: Holberg Suite
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 2019/20 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (12 & 15 December 2019) and The English Patient (5 June 2020). Not available on Premium seats.
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: pre-concert event – Music of Today: Augusta Read Thomas. Discover the music of American composer Augusta Read Thomas with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Admission free.