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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Flight of the Firebird

Part of Classical Season

Pianist Alexander Ghindin joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski to perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Piano Concerto in this all-Russian programme also featuring Stravinsky’s The Firebird.

When Stravinsky joined forces with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, his creativity was ignited. The Firebird takes an old Russian tale of love, sorcery and rebirth and drenches it in sounds that no one had ever heard before. Over a century on, it’s still one of the most ravishing of all orchestral showpieces.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the second chapter of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Stravinsky adventure, which also includes the 26-year-old Stravinsky’s recently rediscovered musical epitaph for his friend and mentor Rimsky-Korsakov. And Alexander Ghindin – a pianist born into the Russian tradition – is the soloist in Rimsky-Korsakov’s own bittersweet, folk-inspired Piano Concerto.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Alexander Ghindin piano

Repertoire

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique
Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op.30
Stravinsky: Funeral Song
Interval
Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet (1910)

Dates & times

7 Feb 2018
Approximate run time: 150 mins

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £65
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)
£10, £14, £19, £25, £32, £39, £46, £65

Concessions

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need to know

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: pre-concert event. The culmination of an intensive LPO composition project, GCSE music students from South London schools perform their responses to Stravinsky's music alongside LPO musicians. A chance to witness young inspiration and to be inspired. Admission free.

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)
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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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