Sat 5 October
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Simonov – conductor
Alexandra Dariescu – piano
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Judy Blezzard.
Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March features Serbian folk songs, Russian dances, and the Russian national anthem of those who volunteered in the Serbo-Turkish conflict.
After resurfacing from deep depression and writer’s block, Rachmaninov dedicated his second piano concerto to his neurologist. The rapturous work has found its way into many a film score and pop song, notably in Eric Carmen’s power ballad All by Myself.
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is arguably the world’s most popular ballet, full of great melodies and dances from the fairy tale story of a princess’ triumph over a sorcerer’s curse. The score has made it to countless soundtracks, from the Lemmings video game to the 2010 blockbuster Black Swan starring Natalie Portman.
Khachaturian’s Gayaneh is a 1940s Armenian ‘Soviet-folk’ ballet, with a beautifully cinematic score that featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
A £39.22, B £37.10, C £32.86, D £25.44,
E £19.08, O £14.84
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(prices include 6% booking fee)