Sat 9 March
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)
Vasily Petrenko - conductor
Nikolai Lugansky - piano
Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet Listen
Grieg - Piano Concerto Listen
Rachmaninov - Symphony No 1 Listen
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Steve Muir.
The concert will be finished by approximately 9.35pm.
Interpreting Shakespeare’s timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers, Tchaikovsky’s orchestral fantasy conjures an abundance of memorable music. A dramatic musical expression of the greatest love story of all time.
The powerful whirl of the timpani which leads us from silence to fiery music in Grieg’s Piano Concerto is one of the most effective and famous musical openings in the classical repertoire. Nikolai Lugansky lends his extraordinary depth and versatility to a work with a glowing heart packed with memorable melodies.
Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 1 is full of thickly scored strings, sumptuous melodies, and huge drama alongside sheer serenity. An ambitious and dramatic symphony which is now rightfully recognised as a great triumph.
A £38.16, B £36.04, C £31.80, D £24.91,
E £18.55, O £14.31
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(including booking fees)