classical music

Russian Epics

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

Prokofiev’s Fifth takes your breath away, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Moscow, 1945, and as Sergei Prokofiev waits, baton poised, to begin his Fifth Symphony, every cannon in the city thunders out in deafening salute.

Forged in the fires of war and dedicated to ‘the greatness of the human spirit’, it still takes the breath away.

It’s certainly a very different Russia from the soaring melodies and exuberant dances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, though with Gil Shaham as soloist, we think it’ll knock you backwards.

And Vladimir Jurowski begins the concert in his own unmistakable style: with a powerful new work drenched in the Russian tradition.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Gil Shaham violin

Repertoire

Alexey Retinsky: De profundis (UK premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Interval
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat

Dates & times

21 Apr 2021
Approximate run time: 130 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£14, £25, £35, £46, £65

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 4 events (10% discount); 5 – 7 events (15% discount); 8 – 10 events (20% discount); 11 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2020/21 season.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 4 events (10% discount); 5 – 7 events (15% discount); 8 – 10 events (20% discount); 11 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2020/21 season.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.