classical music

Corinthian Orchestra's Night of Concerti

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

The orchestra performs three highly charged 20th-century concertos – well, almost.

The refreshing melodies of Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra are easy to love, and brought the composer fame in the West in the 1950s.

In part, the piece is inspired by Bartók's concerto, which skilfully shows off the soloistic talents of each orchestral section and incorporates elements of Eastern European folk music.

Rachmaninov’s sweeping set of variations is a quasi-concerto that pairs piano soloist – here, Estonian pianist Mihkel Poll – and orchestra.

The eighteenth variation is particularly popular and has appeared in multiple film soundtracks including Groundhog Day.


Corinthian Orchestra
Michael Seal conductor
Mihkel Poll piano


Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Dates & times

1 Feb 2021
Approximate run time: 125 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £23
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£15, £20, £23


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