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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Petrushka and Friends

Part of International Organ Series

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski perform Stravinsky's Petrushka in the third concert of their exploration of the legendary Russian composer and his contemporaries.

On a spring day in Old Russia, a crowd of fairgoers watches a puppet show. Petrushka loves the Ballerina. The Ballerina prefers the Moor. Tragedy looms, but don’t worry: puppets don’t have hearts . . . do they?

Stravinsky’s Petrushka paints Russian tradition in colours as bright as a piece of folk-art – and as sinister as the new century.

Violinist Ray Chen brings all his charisma and wizardry to Prokofiev’s super-sophisticated fairy tale of a First Violin Concerto, and Vladimir Jurowski raises the curtain with an affectionate glance backwards: three fantastic miniatures
by the man who was originally meant to write The Firebird, Stravinsky’s old teacher Anatoly Liadov.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Ray Chen violin

Repertoire

Lyadov: Baba Yaga; The Enchanted Lake; Kikimora
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1
Interval
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)

Dates & times

10 Feb 2018
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

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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