classical music

Vasily Petrenko Conducts Tchaikovsky

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

Joy awaits at a performance of The Nutcracker’s sweetly merry second act with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, illustrated by live sand art.

Art and music come together in the opening concert of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020/21 season.

Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker is given a striking new treatment with breathtaking skill by sand artist Marina Sosnina.

Using her hands to work the sand, she depicts and follows the narrative from this part of the ballet, which includes many of this work’s most familiar scenes.

Without a doubt one of the most enchanting works of Romanticism, Debussy’s symphonic poem Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune casts a serene spell upon the listener.

The mythical faun is represented with a drifting, chromatic flute melody before falling into dreamlike fantasies.

The orchestra conjures idyllic visions with experimental tonality and themes passed between the woodwind instruments that blend with fantastical delight.

On the cusp of the 20th century, Schoenberg composed a work that strongly echoes the late Romantic style of Wagner while foreshadowing the future of music.

Later revised for string orchestra in 1943, Verklärte Nacht is marked by the rich use of expressive harmonies, destabilised by abrupt shifts in tone that express a restless search for meaning.

Performers

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Marina Sosnina sand artist

Repertoire

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Interval
Tchaikovsky: Act 2 from The Nutcracker with live projected illustrations in sand

Dates & times

6 Oct 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £50
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Royal Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 or more events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2020/21 season.

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