classical music

Dvorák and Rachmaninov

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

The Philharmonia Orchestra performs two of Dvorák's sunniest works.

They're the perfect foil for the intensity of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto.

Both overture and symphony open with the sound of birdsong.

An early reviewer praised In Nature's Realm for its 'joyful spring mood... vitality, spontaneity and naturalness', and the same could be said of the Eighth Symphony, full of melodies evoking Dvorák's beloved Bohemian countryside.

Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto was considered too difficult by even the top pianists of his day, but it holds no fear for soloist Denis Kozhukhin.

A regular collaborator with the Philharmonia, Kozhukhin was praised last time he played with the orchestra for his 'impeccably crystal clear technique [and] musical confidence' (Bachtrack).

Vladimir Ashkenazy, who was due to conduct this concert, announced his retirement in January 2020. We wish him all the best and thank him for his many years of inspiring music-making at Southbank Centre, as both pianist and conductor with the Philharmonia and other orchestras.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
conductor to be announced
Denis Kozhukhin piano

Repertoire

Dvořák: Overture, In Nature's Realm
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3
Interval
Dvořák: Symphony No.8

Dates & times

1 Oct 2020
Approximate run time: 125 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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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 2020/21 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (13 December 2020), Gaspard’s Foxtrot (20 February 2021), Music of Today: Tyshawn Sorey and Music of Today: Víkingur Ólafsson (25 February 2021) and Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius (25 June 2021). Not available on Premium seats.

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