London Philharmonic Orchestra: Stabat Mater
Rossini doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you think of sacred music – and no one was more surprised than the composer himself. 'Dear Lord, I was born for opera buffa as well you know', he commented. 'A little skill, a little heart – that’s all'.
He was being modest: his Stabat Mater is a deeply moving declaration of faith, written for operatic voices by a true master.
Carlos Miguel Prieto brings all his dramatic flair to the work. First, though, he is joined by the Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto – a journey from darkness to light by a young composer wrestling with both love and despair.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor *
Hannes Minnaar piano
Joyce El-Khoury soprano
Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano
Kang Wang tenor *
Michele Pertusi bass-baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
* Please note change from previously advertised
RepertoireBeethoven: Piano Concerto No.3
Rossini: Stabat mater
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Part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. Dr Stefano Castelvecchi looks at Rossini's Stabat Mater in the context of the Belief and Beyond Belief festival. Admission free.
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The following concerts are not included in this offer: Meow Meow and London Philharmonic Orchestra: More Pandemonium... With a Festive Twist (4 Dec 2017) and A Golden Gala Evening: London Philharmonic Orchestra (27 Jan 2017).