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London Philharmonic Orchestra: The Fairytale Begins

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski bring you music from Imperial Russia by Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Every revolution has its forebears, and Stravinsky learned his craft in St Petersburg amid the glittering sunset of Imperial Russia.

His teachers, Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov, created musical worlds that glowed with magic and melancholy, and tonight the superb Hungarian virtuoso Kristóf Baráti brings his special brand of passion to one of the undisputed classics of that so-called 'Silver Age': Glazunov’s sweet and songful Violin Concerto.

Then Vladimir Jurowski conducts Stravinsky’s own graduation piece: the youthful, exuberantly romantic First Symphony that lit the fuse to one of the most explosive careers in 20th-century music.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Kristóf Baráti violin
Angharad Lyddon mezzo-soprano


Rimsky-Korsakov: Fairy Tale, Op.29
Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.82
Tchaikovsky: Méditation, No.1 from Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42 arr. Glazunov for violin & orchestra
Stravinsky: Faun and Shepherdess; Symphony in E flat (Symphony No.1)

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Royal Festival Hall


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Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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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).