classical music

Temirkanov Conducts Sibelius & Brahms

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Sibelius’ darkly beautiful Violin Concerto and Brahms’ Fourth Symphony are two key late Romantic works: hear them from the Philharmonia Orchestra

Brahms called his Fourth ‘my sad symphony,’ but this modest adjective belies the composer’s emotional range and consummate structural skill.

His friend, the critic Eduard Hanslick, put it better: ‘It is like a dark well; the longer we look into it, the more brightly the stars shine back.’

Veteran Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov is an insightful guide to the subtle joys and rewarding depths of this cornerstone of the symphonic repertoire.

Sibelius began his musical life as a violinist, and brought his first-hand knowledge of the instrument’s capabilities and huge expressive potential to his only concerto.

By turns hauntingly beautiful and devilishly virtuosic, the piece makes huge demands on the soloist.

Austrian violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is more than equal to its challenges – in 2015, aged just 20, he won the prize for best interpretation of this concerto at the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian violin

Repertoire

Programme includes: -
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Interval
Brahms: Symphony No.4

Dates & times

23 Feb 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Concessions

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Ticketing

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 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.

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Members of the Philharmonia Orchestra present a free 45-minute concert of chamber music. Admission free.

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