classical music

To the Summit

Part of Classical music

The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor and soloist Nicola Benedetti present expressive masterworks by Strauss and Elgar.

Richard Strauss once boasted that he could depict even a knife and fork in music.

So when he set out to portray the Bavarian Alps, the results are exactly as spectacular as you’d expect, complete with waterfalls, glaciers, and an ear-splitting storm.

But Vladimir Jurowski finds an extra dimension in Strauss’ vast hymn to nature: the huge vistas and moments of stillness that make this infinitely more than just the world’s greatest musical picture postcard.

It should make a fitting counterpart to Nicola Benedetti’s performance of Elgar’s Violin Concerto – still the ultimate proof of the profoundly romantic heart behind Elgar’s veneer of Edwardian reserve.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Repertoire

Elgar: Violin Concerto
Interval
R Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

Dates & times

2 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 130 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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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 2019/20 season.