Sat 10 March
Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra
Valery Polyansky- conductor
Alexander Sitkovetsky - violin
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Brian Newbould
The concert will be finished by approximately 9.40pm
The true magic of Tchaikovsky’s ballets, even for dancers, is created by his score: “The score is the ballet” the critic Croce wrote. A dancing symphony about fate and life woven from an old tale of a princess who pricks her finger and is put under a hundred-year spell.
Together with those by Bartók and Shostakovich, Prokofiev’s two violin concertos are considered the finest of the twentieth century; his first demanding the utmost of its soloist to delight listeners.
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4 is one of music’s most dramatic pieces, “Never yet has any of my orchestral works cost me so much labour, but I’ve never yet felt such love for any of my things” he wrote.
The Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra – ranking among the finest symphonic ensembles in Russia – performs some of the most melodious, rich and passionate music ever written.
A £37.10, B £34.98, C £30.74, D £24.38, E £18.02, O £13.78