Classical music
Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko Conducts Prokofiev

Part of Associate Orchestras

Music with a masterful touch: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays works by Britten, Shostakovich and Prokofiev under the baton of Vasily Petrenko.

To begin, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director Designate 2021 conducts music from Britten’s Peter Grimes.

The Four Sea Interludes are evocative of a frosty morning on the shores of East Anglia.

They open with a peaceful dawn rising over stirring waters, interrupted when the timpani and brass conjure up a storm.

Cellist Alexey Stadler has been praised by The Times for having ‘firm control and the kind of tactile, honeyed tone capable of bringing listeners to the knees’.

The first half continues with Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.

The concluding piece, Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5, invokes a distinctly Soviet style of brutalism.

Composed in 1944, it demonstrates the profound impact of the deathly machinations of war, and was written in the shadow of the Soviet Union’s losses.

In the composer’s words, it is a ‘hymn to free and happy man’.

Performers

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Alexey Stadler cello

Repertoire

Britten: 4 Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a rococo theme for cello & orchestra
Interval
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat

Dates & times

3 Apr 2020
Approximate run time: 115 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

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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 2018/19 season.