Classical music
Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Once Upon a Time

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Vasily Petrenko leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of music by Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

In times of tragedy, composers have always told stories. Stravinsky turned from the carnage of the First World War to create The Song of the Nightingale: a strange, wondrously bejewelled cautionary tale of man and machine.

Edward Elgar retreated to the South Downs to write his last great masterpiece – a haunted Cello Concerto wreathed in autumn woodsmoke. Andreas Brantelid finds the poetry in this most beloved of British classics. And in happier times, Stravinsky’s old teacher Rimsky-Korsakov retold the Thousand and One Nights in music of dazzling colour and unforgettable melody.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Andreas Brantelid cello

Repertoire

Stravinsky: Le chant du rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Interval
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

Dates & times

23 Feb 2018
Approximate run time: 130 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £65
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£10, £14, £19, £25, £32, £39, £46, £65

Multi-buy discount
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). Events must be in the 2017/18 season.

Concessions

50% off (limited availability)
Find out more about our Concessions policy

need to know

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert event. The LPO's relationship with the Royal College of Music continues with students joining members of the LPO and its Foyle Future Firsts programme in a performance of Stravinsky's Les Noces conducted by Vasily Petrenko. 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)
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).