classical music

Vasily Petrenko Conducts Elgar’s Symphony No.1

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s incoming Music Director concludes the season with Elgar’s ‘noble and simple’ symphony.

A leading light of English classical music, Elgar premiered his First Symphony in 1909, when it received a rapturous reception. It has maintained its popularity ever since.

The significance Elgar gives to the clarity of the symphony’s theme to create meaning is shown by the first score marking, ‘nobilmente e semplice’.

From dissonance in the first movement to heroic resolution of the final movement, this symphonic tour-de-force features powerful motifs and melodic weight that recall Brahms and Wagner.

Opening the concert is an inspired work by contemporary British composer Jonathon Dove, Sunshine.

Dvorák’s Cello Concerto follows, with its lyrical and intimate themes performed by former RPO Artist in Residence Kian Soltani, whose playing has been praised for its ‘dazzling intonation and clarity’ (Washington Post).

Performers

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Kian Soltani cello

Repertoire

Jonathan Dove: Sunshine
Dvořák: Cello Concerto
Interval
Elgar: Symphony No.1

Dates & times

1 Jun 2021
Approximate run time: 130 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

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Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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