Classical music
Choral

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Faith from the Shadows

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, presents dispatches from a dark century at this concert of music inspired by war and peace.

Shostakovich’s powerful First Cello Concerto, performed by István Várdai, speaks both in whispers and warnings in a USSR in which Stalin’s death was still all too recent.

Rachmaninov, exiled from Russia, celebrates all the colours of a virtuoso orchestra – but still sounds a note of sadness and loss. The link is faith. The ancient chants that echo through Rachmaninov’s music form the emotional core of the music of Peteris Vasks: a priest’s son from Latvia, born under Soviet oppression, whose Dona nobis pacem speaks with a quiet but fierce sincerity. Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada brings it all into focus.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor
István Várdai cello
London Philharmonic Choir
The Lay Vicars of Westminster Abbey

Repertoire

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1
Peteris Vasks: Dona nobis pacem
Gregorian Chant: Dies irae
Interval
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Dates & times

25 Oct 2017
Approximate run time: 150 mins

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £65
Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
£10, £14, £19, £25, £32, £39, £46, £65

Concessions

50% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival

Ticketing
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.

3 – 4 events (10% discount)
5 – 7 events (15% discount)
8 – 10 events (20% discount)
11 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)

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).

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